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Articles from the January 12, 2023 edition

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Woman of the Year

"It would be a disservice for Lacey Joy not to win this award," said the first person to vote for her. Many, many more followed up on that sentiment, citing things like: "Working tirelessly to build...

 

Man of the Year

Unmatched dedication to the community, kids, and rebuilding were among the qualities cited by people who picked Cliff Richardson as the Man of the Year. "Cliff has been a key player in the Locals...

 

Business of the Year

Jon and Jerri Jo Payne of the Leaburg Store received the most votes in this year's balloting. One gave them praise for "having been very successful at converting the sleepy little stop in Leaburg...

 

EWEB unanimous for dam removal

EUGENE: Green could be the color to describe some of the reasoning behind the Eugene Water & Electric Board commissioner’s decision to decommission the Leaburg Hydroelectric Project. The pigment,...

 

Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 126

WALTERVILLE: A vehicle versus pedestrian accident took the life of a Springfield man early last Thursday night. The Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Hwy. 126E, near milepost 14.2, at approximately 6:09 p.m. on...

 

Flocking to fire?

Where did Americans move over the last decade? The top migration destinations include the Pacific Northwest, parts of the Southwest Texas, Florida, and a large swath of the Southeast In contrast, peop...

 

Climate news - not all is bad

Oregon continues to face new and enduring hazards related to climate change, but opportunities for adaptation and mitigation are also expanding, the latest assessment released today by the Oregon...

 

Fake apps - designed to steal your money

The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR) warns cryptocurrency investors to do their homework before giving any money to a crypto trading platform. Many crypto trading apps or websites are really just fake platforms set up by scammers to...

 

Letter to the editor

The United States convinced Ukraine in 1991 to give up its nuclear weapons and send them to Russia. We then guaranteed Ukraine’s security, and now we are fulfilling those guarantees. We have provided about $70 billion in aid and plan on giving anot...

 

McKenzie Sports Report - January 12

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week The McKenzie Varsity Basketball teams travel to Gilchrist on Tuesday, January 10. The Eagle Varsity Boys game starts at 5:30 pm and the Girls Varsity game tips off at 7:00 pm. The McKenzie teams host Alsea o...

 

Frontier land-fraud swindlers plundered Oregon thoroughly

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1904, Stephen A.D. Puter had just arrived at the office of U.S. Marshal Jack Matthews. He was expecting some friends to come by … and bail him out of jail. Puter had just b...

 
 By Kym Pokorny    Garden    January 12, 2023

Gear up for the new year with 10 ways to garden on a budget

Any time of year is a good time to start a budget, but the new year when resolutions are in the air seems especially suitable. Since the gardening season is still a few months away, there's a good...

 

Donald Lavell Persinger

February 26, 1921 – December 26, 2022 After an amazing full life, Donald Lavell Persinger passed away peacefully on December 26, 2022 just shy of his 102nd birthday. Don leaves to cherish their memo...

 

Sandra Tippetts Dodds

EUGENE - Sandra Tippetts Dodds was born June 7, 1935 in Lovell, Wyoming. She died peacefully on January 3, 2023, surrounded by daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She grew...

 

Direct Answers

I just found an old boyfriend I dated when I was 14. Tom has been married now for 10 years. Happily, I might add. He told me so. My problem is his wife hates me. When my husband and I are at this...

 

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

When Priscilla McMurtry and her husband cancel their cruise to New Zealand, their cruise line decides to keep their $17,000 airfare. Can it do that? My husband and I booked business class airfare for...

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

Crista Cloutier pays RushMyPassport.com $227 for an expedited passport. Then the government loses her paperwork, and the company goes dark. Can she get a refund? I paid RushMyPassport.com for...

 

Crossword

ACROSS 1. Rock bottom 6. Attorneys' org. 9. Hefty volume 13. Cast ____ 14. It's all the rage 15. Miserable 16. Fit for a king 17. Back then 18. Do like Demosthenes 19. *Checkout clerk 21. *Meat...

 

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