McKenzie River Reflections

Holstrom crewBy Finn J.D. John
Of the 80 American Army aviators who flew the Doolittle raid in April of 1942, at least seven were former Oregonians. Actually, with only one or two exceptions, all of them were former Oregonians, having been stationed at the Pendleton air base before preparations for the raid commenced; but for seven of them, the relationship with the Beaver State ran deeper than that.

Our baseball team was busy last week with three games and continues to improve.
The track team traveled to Portland to take part in the 1A Track Classic where our girls took 3rd place. The following athletes had PR's.
Buggy Hiddleston: Shot Put: 34'8.5 & Javelin: 103'1
Naomi Satchell: 1500m- 6:05.71
Idgie Glynn: Long Jump: 14'6
This week the MCTF will be hosting the Middle School District Meet. The
weather looks to be great. Hope to see you all out supporting our

Sweet potatoesBy Kym Pokorny
When he was nine years old and riding with his brother on the back of a two-seater tractor on 30 acres in southern California, Gary Jordan planted sweet potatoes one at a time.

April 29 - May 5, 2015

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Frances FullerBy Finn J.D. John
Back in 1867, Elwood Evans, a young lawyer, politician and historian in Washington Territory, started writing a book on the history of Washington’s neighbor to the south, the eight-year-old state of Oregon.
Thinking it would be well to get input from some of the still-living people who had shaped Oregon’s history, Evans reached out to some of them, hoping to get better information. One of these people was Jesse Applegate, popularly known as the “Sage of Yoncalla,” a key player in the early formation of Oregon who had since retired to his farm.

April 15 - 23, 2015

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McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.