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Henry honored

“Linda Henry recently retired as Deerhorn Ranch Acres Community Organization (DRACO) secretary. Besides serving over 40 years as DRACO scribe and historian for one of Lane County’s largest homeowner associations, she also served as secretary during that period for the Deerhorn Community Water Association. Linda and her late husband, Don, plus a few other residents, initially formed the water and homeowners associations and were instrumental in residential security that led to the formation of the current Deerhorn Neighborhood Watch Association. Linda has enthusiastically contributed to our growing community, and has been a consistent role model and source of information for us who call the McKenzie Valley our home.”

Conrad Brown, President DRACO

Bus texting

People who ride the Lane Transit District’s Route 91 now have a new way to connect to scheduling for McKenzie area service. The public can now subscribe to text messages about projects, service alerts, and other news. LTD officials say the new feature is intended “to improve the customer experience, as well as increase equity in terms of access to information.”

The program is free and subscribers can choose to receive text message alerts, email updates, or both.

People can subscribe online or text 888-311-8601 with the keyword of a topic for which they’d like to receive texts*:

“Alerts” to receive text messages about your route, bus detours, and system-wide alerts.

“News” to receive text messages about general news and updates, such as Bus Talk and Service Changes.

“Projects” to receive text messages about current LTD projects, from construction to public outreach.

St. Pat’s Dinner

Saint Patrick’s Day may not be a legal holiday in the U.S.A. but it is nonetheless widely recognized and observed throughout the land by people of not just Irish and Irish-American cultures.

“A light heart lives longest,” so the Irish say…so the people at the McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church are having a party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All are invited to come join neighbors in this long-standing McKenzie Valley tradition!

The meal that became a St. Patrick’s Day staple across the country—corned beef and cabbage—will be on the menu with all the fixin’s. It will be served with a suggested donation of $10.

Look for tables to be set for the meal from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 17th, at 88393 Walterville Loop.


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