Oregon

Gilbert GableBy Finn J.D. John
Most Oregonians know about the State of Jefferson — in general concept, at least: a small group of Southern Oregon people got together in 1941 to proclaim a new state, made up of southwest Oregon and northwest California, called Jefferson; just as they got started, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor; and the idea just never got off the ground.
All of which is true enough. But it barely touches the real story of Jefferson — and it’s not even the most interesting part. The fact is, the 1941 move for statehood was mostly a publicity stunt.
It was crafted over drinks by two guys who seem right out of central casting for a Hollywood movie — a high-rolling, back-slapping business promoter and a hard-drinking, wildly imaginative newspaper man.

Lane Electric logo11:30 p.m. Saturday night, October 18, until approximately 8:30 a.m., Sunday morning, October 19

Lane Blood CenterIt’s been five years since residents of the Upper McKenzie have been able to donate blood at an area event and that’s about to change.  Thanks to a renewed community spirit and a school administration intent on playing an important part in that renewal, McKenzie Schools will host a Blood  Drive on Wednesday, October 22nd,  from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

LCSO logoOver the last week the Lane County Sheriff’s Office has taken several reports of community members receiving calls from a male identifying himself as the “Lane County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division.”  The caller then says that the person has missed jury duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest, directing the person to purchase a “green dot money pack&rdquo

OSP logoMCKENZIE BRIDGE: The Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lane County Medical Examiner, is completing an investigation into the death of a Springfield man found deceased Wednesday in his vehicle at a McKenzie River viewpoint along Highway 126 near Belknap Springs. Initial investigation indicates the death is from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Last week our volleyball girls took down Siletz Valley and Alsea to
remain in second place in the Mountain West League. This week is the
last two games of the regular season for our volleyball girls as they
host Triangle Lake on Tuesday for senior night. Please come out and
support our girls in their last regular season home game. It is sure to
be exciting. Our football team got off the snide by taking down Alsea
for the first win of the season. Thank you to those of you who made it
out for senior night.

Tokatee FireRAINBOW: Firefighters from two districts were on the scene of a blaze Saturday night at the Tokatee Golf Club. The Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District responded with seven firefighters, three engines and a tender. Mutual aid assistance  from McKenzie Fire & Rescue, brought another engine, a tender and eight firefighters to the scene after the fire was reported around 9:14 p.m.

 

 

 

Lane County NewsThe deadline to register to vote for the November 4 election is Tuesday, October 14.
There are three ways to register to vote:

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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.