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 By Ken Engelman    Opinion    June 23, 2022 

Ridin' the Rapids

Which clinic? Many people still say they go to the "McKenzie River Clinic" even though the name was retired when the nonprofit, formed in 1974, changed its title to McKenzie Valley Wellness. The MRC...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Upper McKenzie Community Center is having its annual members meeting on Saturday, June 11th from 6 to 7:30 pm and you are invited. This year we will enjoy a Potluck so bring a dish to share and a beverage (non-alcoholic, please) and come visit...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the attendant destruction, deaths, and war crimes against humanity have dramatically changed the status of our world, and It is a wake-up call for Europe to be ready to confront Russia. We are faced with a Russian...

 

New programs prioritize investment in rural communities

With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law last November—a $1.3 trillion investment in our nation’s infrastructure—major funding is now available to rural communities. These funds can be used to rebuild roads and bridges, invest in...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Bottle Boys invite everyone to help them celebrate the amazing success of the “One Dime at a Time “fundraising campaign, this Saturday, May 21, at the track in Blue River. The Bottle Boys will be joining the community celebration being sponso...

 

Ridin' the Rapids

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Letter to the Editor

They say April showers bring May flowers. We should have a garden of blooming glory soon. I can’t wait to admire and smell them all. My grandchildren love to stop and smell every flower they see, they are surprised sometimes when one does not...

 

Letter to the Editor

After writing my letter to the editor in the River Reflections regarding the funding at McKenzie Valley Wellness and reading the current letter to editor regarding the lack of accountability, I believe it is time for new leadership within MVW. I am...

 

Letter to the Editor

I urge all McKenzie Valley Wellness members to vote & return your ballots. I am endorsing the following Val Rapp, Jane Wilson, Robin Roberts & Galen Phipps. These are the directors that are working for the communities best interest. These directors...

 

Letter to the Editor

As a member of McKenzie Valley Wellness, I must ask: “Where did all that money go?” According to the 2019 McKenzie River Clinic Annual Report, during Fiscal Years, ‘13, ‘14, and ’15, $ 34,500 was withdrawn from the Clinic Endowment Fund...

 

Letter to the Editor

I‘m writing this to announce that I plan to run for seat 2 of the McKenzie Valley Wellness Board of Directors as a write-in candidate. After working at the McKenzie River Clinic from 2017-2021, I would like to continue to serve the community by...

 

Letter to the Editor - April 14

Americans should ask the fundamental question: what is the difference between what a public non-profit utility company provides and what a private for-profit oil company provides? After all they both sell energy to all United States citizens. The...

 

April to the Editor - April 14

April is Grange Month On behalf of the Walterville Grange, we would like to invite you to celebrate the month of April by embracing our common values. The Grange is committed to the development of the potential in families, children, youth, and...

 

Ridin' the Rapids - April 7

Every year when the first of April rolls around I can always count on getting a number of phone calls. Sometimes they're from people upset because they couldn't find Page 9 in an 8-page edition....

 

Letter to the Editor

During these past two years as I have worked with organizations and groups in the Valley I have been impressed and moved by the dedication and resilience of them all. I am especially proud of Mckenzie Wellness. They have worked hard and long to make...

 

Letter to the Editor

I have tried to get the members list to McKenzie Valley Wellness, it is information that all members should have access to. I have been provided the meeting minutes, but for some reason, the member list is not being released. To be a member you must...

 

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for the recent article, March 17th edition of the McKenzie River Reflections, regarding our local clinic and McKenzie Valley Wellness. As a member, donator, and supporter of the clinic for a number of years I am very interested in and have...

 

Letter to the Editor

If all goes as planned, the track in Blue River will be hosting the track team from Ireland this summer as they prepare for the World Track and Field Championships in Eugene this July. Conversations between Athletics Ireland and the McKenzie Communit...

 
 By Bill Crampton    Opinion    March 3, 2022

What does it look like when a judge takes over?

Interesting things are happening in Oregon’s Willamette River basin when it comes to salmon and steelhead recovery. Maybe even a little overlooked for their significance. An Oregon federal judge is running the river, issuing significant directions...

 

Russia Threatens World Peace

Alan Dowd chronicles the Russian threat to world peace in the February 2022 edition of The American Legion Magazine. I quote and paraphrase from the article. From its beginning in 1918 the Russian Communists led by Lenin and then Stalin sought to...

 

What is "Swampytonk?"

Swampytonk is a blend of backyard blues, Americana, and jazz. Sound interesting? This is what is in store for those who attend the free-will donation concert on March 5th at 7 p.m. concert at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church. The Henry Cooper...

 

Dinner gets a "V" for victory!

Vida McKenzie Community Center is almost $2,000 closer to opening its doors this Fall after hosting a Valentine’s Dinner at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 12th. The room was abuzz with animated conversation and everyone...

 

Are There Too Many Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean?

Since everyone wants more salmon, the question “Are there too many salmon in the North Pacific Ocean?” might seem odd. However, it is worth considering the potential effects of healthy and abundant salmon populations that often migrate thousands...

 

Letter to the Editor - Feb. 3

Alan Dowd documents some problems with China in The American Legion Magazine of December 2020, and I liberally quote from the article. The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted the adverse impact on the world attributable to China's domination of the...

 

Letter to the Editor

I read the recent article that raised a question about the future of McKenzie River Clinic with some degree of concern. Since McKenzie River Clinic is the only health provider for much of the McKenzie River Valley it would be great loss to the...

 

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