July 25

Coins & Jewelry

Buying US and foreign coins, currency, tokens, gold, silver, & jewelry. North Star Coin & Jewelry, 643 Main St., Springfield. 541-746-5964. S=nscj-1/08-1/12

Community Rental

Excellent facility for weddings, receptions, birthdays, and family gatherings. Walterville Community Center. No charge for funerals or memorials.  541-747-9297 for rental information.  In memoriam donations appreciated.  S=LJD-2/04-2/4/12


Doodles, 7/25

McKenzie River Reflections

WALTERVILLE: Volunteers spread out from the Linn County line to Armitage Park last Saturday to root out debris during the annual McKenzie River Cleanup. Among them were John Winningham, left, and Jared Weybright shown bagging up a truckload of trash taken from an abandoned homeless camp found on a streambank. Besides the usual discarded fishing line, aluminum cans or bottles, people returned to the end-of-the-day BBQ at Hendricks 

Herbs, wildflowers and ornamental grasses.

From The Herb Companion

By Kathleen Halloran

When I discover an undemanding plant that thrives in my toughest garden spots, I’m usually not surprised to learn how it comes by its easygoing nature: It’s a native.

Photo of Oregon State Prison

It was a few minutes after midnight on May 17, 1974, and the Oregon State Penitentiary employee sitting in his car outside the Salem Motel 6 was starting to get nervous.
He was there to supervise a conjugal visit between a convicted cop killer named Carl Cletus Bowles and his fiance, Joan Coberly, and the convict was supposed to have returned to the parking lot by midnight.
He walked up to room 30, knocked on the door. No response. He used the lobby telephone to call the room. No answer.

Canopy Connections wins a NW Emmy
BLUE RIVER: “Canopy Connections,” a documentary filmed at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, has won a Northwest Regional Emmy award, in the category of Best Editing-Photography. It was created by students Megan Toth and Kelly Sky of the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program (ENVS),

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