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People used a lot of different phrases in their nominations for Marty Mealey of Leaburg as this years Woman of the Year. Some mentioned, “her big heart and dedication,” “being an all-around classy lady,” “amazing  ene-

McKenzie Fire logoWednesday December 11th at approx 14:18 McKenzie Fire/Rescue was dispatched for a logging accident approx 5 miles up Quartz Creek Rd. The dispatch information stated we were responding for a male patient who had fallen during a logging operation who possibly had a broken leg.

Invasive weedsAquatic invasive species prevention permits for paddlers expire December 31st and the Oregon Marine Board has several purchasing options that are perfect to take advantage of when the weather is less-than desirable. They can be purchased through the Marine Board’s online storefront. An annual or two-year Tyvek tag costs a flat, $5 or $10, and there is no online processing fee. Out-of-state permits for trailered motorboats are also available for online for $20.

 

 

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.

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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.