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Mobile dental clinicA nonprofit mobile dental clinic would like to come to the Blue River area in April. The “Caring Hand to Mouth” clinic will provide free dental care to low-income local residents. The main services offered will be extractions, fillings, and cleanings.
The clinic operates in a specially equipped truck, and is staffed by dental professionals.


Measuring depthOregon chub are small floodplain minnows that live in sloughs, swamps, beaver ponds, and low-gradient tributaries. Researchers report those off-channel habitats were dramatically reduced by the construction of Willamette River flood control dams, channelization of the river for navigation, and draining wetlands for agriculture and development.

By Cliff Richardson

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

McKenzie’s Varsity Basketball teams host two games at home this week. On Tuesday, February 4, Crow will visit with the Girls game scheduled for 5:30 pm. and the Boys at 7:00 pm. Lowell will arrive on Friday, February 7, with the Girls tipping off at 5:30 pm. and the Boys starting at 7:00 pm. The Eagles Varsity Wrestling team will travel to Oakridge, Wednesday, February 5, for a Dual Meet starting at 5:00 pm.


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