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Sister JohnSister John Backenstos is well-known by people up and down the McKenzie River for her undying efforts to help those in need.  Whether by providing food or other necessary items she lived out her call as a religious sister to help those who had no one else to help them.

Cedric HaydenA dentist and a former mayor have filed for the Oregon State House of Representatives seat that Bruce Hanna will be vacating next year. Cedric Hayden, of Fall Creek, is a licensed dentist, business owner, and heavy equipment contractor. Gary Williams served as mayor of Cottage Grove and has been a local small business owner and operator for over 35 years.

UPDATE ON STATE HIGHWAYS IN LANE, LINN, BENTON, LINCOLN AND POLK COUNTIES

Snow plowsThe Monday morning commute in Lane, Linn and Benton counties promises to be less adventurous than Friday morning's but it will still demand reduced speed and cautious driving despite the 24 hour plowing and sanding schedule of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
While Interstate 5 has been restored to bare pavement, patches of ice and snow pack will be encountered by motorists traveling all secondary highway Monday morning, including OR 34, US 20, OR 126, OR 99W and OR 58.

 

Special Weather Statement for Cascades In Lane County

Nat'l Weather Service

 

Issued by The National Weather Service, Portland OR: ... INCREASING THREAT OF SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...

“How’s the NewsArk going?” is a question often asked when we’re out and about and encounter readers. As I write this (Tuesday morning, 12/3/13) the Indiegogo online crowdfunding site has generated $3,915 - with four days left in the campaign.
During that process we’ve heard some interesting comments. Some people are afraid of using credit cards online or logging into PayPal. Instead they’ve sent a couple hundred dollars in cash and checks.

Nov. 6: 7:58 PM: Disorderly Subject – 88000 block, Easy Lane. Complainant reports son is trying to break things around the house. Caller disconnected after screaming into the phone, “Are you coming or not?” Resolved.

Nov. 7: 9:47 AM: Criminal Trespass – 45000 block, N. Gate Creek Rd. Caller reports a 60 year old male stalker is under her house – needs police immediately. Info taken.

Springfield/McKenzie ArchTHURSTON: People interested in the progress of the Springfield/McKenzie Arch project will have a chance to take a closer look on Sunday, December 1st. On that day, a scale model of what the full size structure could look like will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Collier glacierThe Northwest is facing increased risks from the decline of forest health, earlier snowmelt leading to low summer stream flows, and an array of issues facing the coastal region, according to a new climate assessment report.

Blood DriveThe McKenzie Valley Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, November 7th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at McKenzie Fire & Rescue’s Training Center, 42870 McKenzie Highway in Leaburg.
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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.