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 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 15, 2019 

Fifty first names only …

I’m long overdue to mention some of the regulars I see at Farmlands Market: Chrissy, Sam and Chiara (the sandwich maker!). And I have to mention Ian, who loaned me a pen at the start of my delivery...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    August 15, 2019 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel:

It is past time that a solution should be found for the needless killings in schools and public places. The fact that there are so many weapons available for mass destruction – and the ability to ea...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    August 15, 2019 

Learning writ large; it's better together

Validation. That was my key takeaway from the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland the first weekend of this month. I’ve only recently gotten back into creative writing, after stepping away...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Recent events brings back memories of my first time

You never forget your first, right? I sure haven’t. It was 1999. We had moved to Florence, Alabama, about eight months earlier. I was the new managing editor of The Times Daily, a...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    August 1, 2019

'Scattershooting: Some hither, others yon ... '

Jackie Sherrod was an institution at The Dallas Morning News, covering the Texas sports scene for decades. His weekly notebook, which hit on a wide variety of topics, always started with the phrase...

 

A worthy cause for all of us

We visited the Greenhill Humane Society on Monday morning at its updated facility and what a pleasant experience it was. The complex is new or refurbished and it is a great place that rescues stray,...

 

Mayor: Former city councilor left lasting legacy

It is with a heavy heart that I share my thoughts on former Creswell resident and city councilor Adam Pelatt, who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Adam served on the City Council...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    July 25, 2019

'Fifty first names only ...'

Karen dropped off a flyer for the Presbyterian Church Ice Cream event. She helped design it – including the bright yellow background -- and we placed it in our front window. Pictures from the event...

 
 By Virginia Ladd    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Flawed system hurts seniors

Millions of Americans who rely on prescription medicines just received some bad news. The Trump administration recently shelved a proposal that would have saved patients billions at the pharmacy counter. By changing course, the administration missed...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Downtown dreamin' on such a lovely day

Florence, Ala., is a lovely little town, part of the “Quad Cities” in the northwest part of the state, minutes to Tennessee above and Mississippi to the west. The other members of the Quad Cities...

 

Letter to the Editor -Blachnik always on the move helping feed our community

One of the most important charities in our community is the Creswell Food Pantry. Susan Blachnik is the manager and one of the busiest people I have ever seen. She was so busy that I couldn’t get a proper interview when I visited last week. I am...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 11, 2019

None of Your Business

President Donald Trump's itinerary at the G-20 summit in Japan included a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government is accused of using dirty tricks to interfere in the U.S. election to sway things Trump's way. As Trump was...

 

Love of pets leads to happy tales

I had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Kris Willaman, the small animal veterinarian. She and her husband, Wes, own and operate the South Willamette Veterinary Clinic in Creswell. Kris is the small ani...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Healthy debate worth having on Independence Day

I wish to thank Ms. McReynolds for her letter to the editor last week in response to my column about the Creswell City Budget. While I certainly don't agree with her, I don't intend to get into an...

 
 By Quint Studer    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Celebrate community on Independence Day

As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I'm reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as...

 

Thank you notes: New community column kicks off

We see a lot of people breezing through our doors – locals, passersby, residents of the past. In our encounters one common theme emerges: a plethora of gratitude for helping hands. Good gets done...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    June 27, 2019

'Fifty first names only...'

One of the regular faces I see at Blue Valley Bistro is Lauren, mostly when I use the drive-thru window for a cup of morning coffee. My day simply goes better when it starts with a quick chat with her...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor of The Creswell Chronicle, in response to Richard Heyman’s June 20, 2019 installment of his column, “Through the Eyes of the Colonel”: While honored to be a City of Creswell Councilor, I speak here as a private citizen. As soon...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Opinion    June 20, 2019

A deep dive into the podcasting pool

At this time, there are more than 700,000 active podcasts, according to 2019 Podcast Insights, which does beg the question: “Why would I – in an oversaturated marketplace – go to a workshop to l...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Old Schoolhouse update: Foundation, porch replacement report

Creswell Heritage Foundation board members and volunteers are currently completing site work at Old Schoolhouse, but the Foundation and Porch Replacement Project is otherwise complete. We want to shar...

 

My money, my choice on charity

I don't mind paying my taxes, as long as they money is used for better government, police protection, government administration, and other necessary things to keep us safe and maintain our democratic...

 
 By Erin Tierney    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Boomerang memories

I spent last weekend puttering along at Fisherman's Point in Fall Creek, a spacious campsite made full with friends, crackling firepits and the sound of clinking bottles. When morning crept in, we...

 

Reminiscing

It seems that, this time of year, I tend to recall things from years ago, I guess because so many things happened in late spring and early summer during my teens, upwards to my 40s. Of course, lots...

 
 By Erica Barr    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Chronicle welcomes new intern

Living in Creswell for only a few months, I am already experiencing the beauty of what a small town has to offer. Creswell is a tight-knit community, the kind of community where your neighbor borrows...

 
 By Richard Heyman    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - Beautiful ranch, fast cars

After all the years we have lived here, we never had visited the Dorris Ranch. It is so easy to get there. The ranch is just south of Springfield, right alongside the river, and there is so much to...

 

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