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Ellis Island virtual tour
WWG Recently through a special grant and the South West West Central Service Cooperative elementary schools were given a 52 flat screen television. The kit included a mobile stand and system to use interactive television to visit various sites around...
Audiences were treated to a musical comedy set in the 1960s it is a spy story spoof on a James Bond theme. ...
WWG For the past two years the Westbrook Walnut Grove Elementary School has had a healthy snack program for kindergarten through sixth grade. Last year the school received a grant of about $16,000 to fund the cost of the program. ...
Opinion & Editorial
Between the Lines
Oh no, I actually caved in to the trappings of Black Friday even after stating last week how I thought the Thanksgiving holiday was the last bastion of commercially free holidays. I was sucked into the glitz and attraction to an unbelievable bargain....
Between the Lines
In the past I wrote how nice it was that the Thanksgiving Holiday was relatively untouched by commercialism. Aside from the fact that grocers have always had Thanksgiving geared grocery sales. ...
Give Back to School program enters 4th year
LEABURG: The Spring Creek Holly Farm will continue its Give Back to Schools program for the 2013 holiday season. The idea originated in 2010 when the farm partnered with area residents to raise money for local schools. Through the program, 50 percent of the retail price of each tree sold is donate...
Commissioner candidates share their views
NIMROD: Some of the candidates seeking election to the eastern district seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners had a chance to meet with voters last Thursday. Speaking at the November meeting of the McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce was Kevin Matthews, Jose Ortal, and Jack Schoo...
Forest looks at recreation upgrades
Several local projects under consideration by the Willamette National Forest could benefit outdoor enthusiasts who frequent the McKenzie River Ranger District. Among those listed in the Fall issue of the Forest Focus newsletter are a review of the master plan for Camp Melakwa and the Big Lake Youth...
Hunters face $25 penalty for unreported deer and elk tags
Nearly 34,000 hunters who failed to report results of their 2012 deer or elk tags by the January 31st deadline for most hunts will be required to pay a $25 penalty fee before they can purchase a 2014 hunting license....
Thought about getting a tree?
Christmas tree permits are available at Willamette National Forest District offices in McKenzie Bridge, Westfir, Sweet Home and Detroit. Holiday enthusiasts looking for the perfect tree can also purchase permits from local vendors or ranger stations....
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