McKenzie River Reflections

May 26: 11:24 AM: Injury Accident – Marcola Rd. & Sunderman Rd. Vehicle vs. golf cart. 2 patients involved, 1 with a head injury & blood coming out of ear. Female is going in & out of consciousness. 11:35: Disregarding LifeFlight. Both involved are being transported. Report taken.

Program starts June 24

Happy kidsWillamalane Park and Recreation District's free Summer Playground Program begins Monday, June 24, at nine neighborhood parks and playgrounds throughout Springfield.

Purple coneflowerBy Denise Ruttan
Photo by Linda McMahan
Purple coneflower, or Echincea purpurea, is a popular water-efficient plant. Choose drought-tolerant plants for your landscape to conserve water.

In a dry year, use water wisely, the Oregon State University Extension Service advises.
"We're in the midpoint of one of the driest years from January to this point that we've had in 50 to 60 years," said Steve Renquist, a horticulturist with the OSU Extension Service who is based in Roseburg.

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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.