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Inside Springfield DUIIs By Henry Houston Editor
Photo by Henry Houston A Guy Lee Elementary student reacts to receiving a new pair of shoes during an all-school assembly. The shoes were donated from the Rack Room Shoes, located at The Shoppes at Gateway in Springfield.
Guy Lee Elementary students receive new shoes By Henry Houston Editor Students walked into the Guy Lee Elementary, dressed in their pajamas, expecting just an ordinary assembly. They walked in and saw an immediate difference however. Columns of boxes in wrapping paper greeted each class. “It’s like Christmas,” one student said with excitement as he entered. “Are these for us?” Another student asked his teacher. The shoes were delivered to the school thanks to Gerry Brode, manager of the Rack
Room Shoes branch in Springfield. Rack Room Shoes, which is a nationwide chain of stores, has a program called Shoes That Fit that provided Brode with a chance to give back to the community. Shoes That Fit is a program that Rack Room operates that asks customers to donate to help local schools. The program has provided more than 150,000 pairs of shoes to children in need. Title I schools are the intended recipients of the program’s funds. Brode said the program allows him to choose the school to donate to. With several Shoes: Continued on page XX
The roads are still slick and it’s still below freezing but a group of people have braved the weather to venture out to the Campbell Center in Eugene. They’re out to attend a victim impact panel, which is just one of many conditions to completing the Oregon DUII Diversion agreement. “It’s a way for them to earn our trust back,” Lois Harvick, program director of Lane DUII Victim Panel, said. “Our purpose is to put a face and reality to it. People can pay a fine or serve time in jail. But when you’re living with out a leg, these are losses. We try to connect it on a personal level.” The program does have an effect on its attendees. Harvick said about 80 to 95 percent of comment cards are strongly impacted from the program. Before the panel begins, attendees undergo a Breathalyzer test. The testing gives off a whir that’s reminiscent of a dentist’s office. Springfield police office Tim Speldrich, who’s considered as one of the best DUII enforcement officers within the police department, conducts the tests randomly to attendees since alcohol consumption is barred from the event. Harvick said she hopes one day driving impaired will have the same stigma as smoking on a plane, but there’s still some time until that happens. Springfield’s DUII arrests have continued to stay consistent. DUII: Continued on page 5
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Community Calendar Thursday, Jan. 12
225 Fifth Street • 541-726-3766
Upcoming events Thursday, Jan. 12
• Preschool Art and Science Storytime is 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. • Teen Book Club is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Teens are welcome to discuss “One Realm Beyond” by Donita Paul. Attendees will also receive a free copy of next month’s book.
Friday, Jan. 13 • TinkerTech Lab is a drop-in program for grade school kids to learn, create, and explore with STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program is intended for ages nine to 13.
Saturday, Jan. 14 • Cuentos/ Bilingual Storytime in Spanish, but also includes singing and crafts 11 a.m. to noon
Monday Jan. 16 • Library is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, Jan. 17 • Baby and Me Storytime begins at 10 a.m. It’s a 20 minute story time that is intended for children up to 2 years old. The program will include books, songs, rhymes, and music. • Little Family Yoga begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. A local fitness professional will lead the kid-friendly class. This program is supported by the Friends of the Springfield Public Library.
Wednesday, Jan. 18 • Lapsit Storytime is a weekly storytime for children up to 3 years old. It begins at 10 and runs until 10:25 a.m. • Preschool Storytime is a weekly storytime for children 3 to 6 years old. It runs from 10 to 10:30 a.m. • Conversation Project, titled “Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon,” runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation that explores some of the causes between Oregonians of different races—included institutional racism, white privilege, and unconscious bias. The Conversation Project is hosted by the City of Springfield’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and the Springfield Library until April 2017.
• What is Urban Homesteading? – Ages 18+. Learn ways to start living more healthfully and sustainably. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Adult Activity Center. • Turning Rocks into Beautiful Jewelry – Ages 18+. Covers everything from rock identification to fitting your polished stone into its setting. Thursdays through Feb. 9. 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. $17.50. Adult Activity Center.
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Bridge and Centennial Bridge. For details visit www. mossbacks.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-726-7169. • If you would like to find out more about what will be happening at the former site of Civic Stadium, come to the American Association of University Women meeting on Jan. 14, 2017. Bev Smith, who is the executive director of KIDSPORTS will be speaking about what we can expect to see there. Her talk will be at 10:30 a.m. after the 10 a.m. business meeting. A social hour begins at 9:30 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Rd. in Eugene. Please enter the parking area off of Harlow Rd. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Carol at 541-344-4267.
• Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Springfield Library Meeting Room. • Sprout! Marketplace, located at 418 A St., has their Monday, Jan. 16 weekly farmer’s market from 3 to 7 p.m. • Art walk downtown for free 5 to 8 p.m. A guided tour • Latino Professionals Connect meets from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Membrillo Latin Kitchen at 1530 Willamette St. of murals and meet artists and musicians. in Eugene. The organization was created to support the Saturday, Jan. 14 growth and success in the growing segment of Latino • Join the Mossback Volkssport Club of Eugene Spring- professionals and business owners in Eugene, Springfield for a fitness walk in Cottage Grove. Meet at 9 a.m. field, and surrounding areas. at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St., • No School Day Adventures at Alton Baker Park from in Springfield to carpool ($5 for car expenses) or meet 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages six to nine years old. $40 the group at 9:30 a.m. at the Middlefield Village Golf per child, $45 for non-members. An environmental Course Pro Shop, 91 Village Dr., Cottage Grove. Walk educator leads the class through hikes, games, crafts an easy 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) or 10-kilometer (6.2 and more each class. mile) route on city streets and sidewalks thru parks and downtown and across the Chambers Railroad Covered Calendar: Continued on page 3
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from the Adult Activity Center. • Legal Advice: Advance Directives – Ages 50+. An attorney will Tuesday, Jan. 17 provide information about the Or• Darren Morgan from Shonnard’s egon Advance Directive. Register Nursery, Corvallis will demon- in advance. 3 p.m.to 4 p.m. Free. strate various techniques for ex- Adult Activity Center tending the gardening season on Thursday, Jan. 19 Jan. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. OSU Extension Office 996 Jefferson • Free Tumbling Trial Week. Ages Street, Eugene (Enter on West 3-12. Learn about Willamalane’s 10th Avenue at the ramp). Dar- tumbling program and which ren is a lifelong resident of the class is the best fit for your child. Willamette Valley and has worked Go to willamalane.org for class in the nursery industry for more descriptions and details. than 25 years. This event is part of • The Springfield Forum will take their monthly Lane County Master a tour of the Oregon State Crime Gardener seminars at the Lane Lab on Gateway street at 1 p.m. County OSU Extension Service, Meet on location. All are welcome. which are free and open to the • Join The Book Nest for Author public. Lunch on Jan. 19 at noon. Cidney Wednesday, Jan. 18 Swanson, author of the “Saving • Free Tumbling Trial Week. Ages Mars” series, will present her new3-12. Learn about Willamalane’s est young adult book. Annette tumbling program and which Cone, author of “With God…”, will class is the best fit for your child. present her book. N.J. Mahayni, Go to willamalane.org for class author of “Ask the Cat,” will talk about the middle grade novel descriptions and details. • Birding E.E. Wilson, Philomath set in the old town of Damascus, Lagoons & Talking Waters day trip Syria. – Ages 18+. The three wildlife lo- • The Mill Race Path will have its cations we’ll visit will provide op- grand opening on Jan. 19. Willaportunities to view many winter- malane Park and Recreation will ing waterfowl. Bring a sack lunch. introduce its three-mile walking • 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. $49. Leaves and bike path along the historic millrace.
Upcoming • At 9:30 a.m. on Mon., Jan 23 at the Springfield Chamber, the Springfield Forum will host Matt Cox Leahy, Van Vactor, Cox & Melendy to present on levels of crime and how court and judge applies judgments. All are welcome. • The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter will be holding a class, “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, January 26, at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center (215 West C St.). Admission is free but registration is required. To register, call 800-272-3900. • Join WellMama on Jan. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. for a night of live country blues music, great food, and tasty Ninkasi beverages. A silent auction will feature local products, artists, and adventures. Music featuring local artists, Breaker’s Yard and delicious local BBQ dinner will be provided by Bill & Tim’s Barbecue. Entry is $60 and is located at Ninkasi at 155 Blair Blvd. Proceeds will support new mothers and families served by WellMama.
Ongoing • Inspiration Sounds, a non-profit community based choir that sings African-American Gospel, rehears-
es Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Northwood Christian Church, located at 2425 Harvest Lane. The choir begins its 2016-2017 season and has openings for new members. • Springfield Forum – a discussion group with featured guest speakers rotating each week, meets 9:30 a.m. Mondays at the Deport building on 2nd and South A. • CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) has an expansion service in the Springfield metro area. They can be dispatched through the Springfield non-emergency number, 541726-3714. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) invites people to join the group meeting every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church 1175 G St. Weigh-ins at 8:45 a.m.,
meeting starts at 10 a.m. Call Vickie Hale at 541-746-3757 or drop by a meeting. • Sprout! Marketplace offers delicious local foods all year long. Sprout! offers local food in their indoor/ outdoor farmers’ market. There is also chef demos and workshops. The Farmers’ Market is held Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sprout! is located at 418 A St. • Springfield Discussion, Al-Anon Family Group meets at Hope Lutheran Church, 1369 B St. from 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Springfield Discussion is a free support meeting for family or friends who are concerned about or have been affected by someone else’s drinking. • Open Studio at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., is 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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LetterS to the editor Dear Editor: Democracy keeps on taking hits from special interests. Last summer, Stan Long and his corporate industry buddies attempted to grant power to the county commissioners to decide what initiatives Lane County citizens could vote on. The community’s reaction was swift in letting the commissioners know, “Don’t you dare mess with the People’s business.” The commissioners dropped the corporate concocted plan. However, democracy in action was lost on Stan Long, who then filed a lawsuit claiming the county erred in approving initiative circulation for an aerial spray ban on herbicides and, get this, securing the right of the people to govern their own affairs over that of, let’s say, corporate industry. The lawsuit is absurd, largely because Mr. Long failed to voice his complaints within the clearly allocated
60-day window allowed. I can’t imagine the courts rewarding tardiness. The hearing date is Feb. 3rd. Mark your calendars. Let’s pack the courtroom! Mucking with direct democracy, whether by changing the rules in the middle of the game, or gaming the courts, is bad news no matter one’s political stripes. Muting people’s political speech and ultimately the people’s right of self-government, just means we become more subject to the rule of the corporate class. I won’t sit idle. Besides protesting this court case, I will do my part to make sure the aerial spray ban and the rights of local community self-government initiatives makes it to the ballot and are ultimately voted in by the people. Bullies beware. Michelle Holman Deadwood, Oregon Community Rights Lane County
Dear Editor: Local direct democracy is on the chopping block again. After his endorsement of the County Commission usurping the people’s initiative authority failed, oldboy attorney Stan Long has now sued Lane County to stop the same initiatives now in circulation. He wants to keep Lane County voters from having a say at the ballot if aerial herbicides should be banned and if we have a right of local self-government. Please join Community Rights Lane County and other supporters of local democracy at a hearing on Friday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lane County Circuit Court. We the People must witness and shine the light on the continued efforts to dismantle the people’s initiative power that goes on behind closed doors. Join us! Jane Farrell Eugene
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Let’s talk about: The legacy of Dwight Lee Dwight Lee RIP: 1945-2016 My mentor and an authentic human being You lived your journey well, and, you made a difference. And so it is! Dwight Lee has been a resident of Eugene-Springfield since the early 1980s. Not only were his treasured twin daughters born here, but it was the place Lifestyle Changes: where he had his life transformation. He was a dedicated spiritual guide for people on a journey of addiction. Dwight was born in the small vilBy MAx Fabry lage of New Haven, Michigan, in 1945. Like most people born 1945 to present, Dwight’s small town upbringing set the foundation for coping strategies that he would need to address the changes in the world that would influence his life: the revolutions of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, including the civil rights movement. He found his place in sports, primarily as a running back football player starting in high school, all-star Michigan State, including the 1966 Rose Bowl. He eventually was recruited by the San Francisco 49ers, and then he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons. These are the stories that everyone wanted to hear from Dwight. They were the most difficult stories he would have to repeat as his path continued forward and downward. Dwight once recalled to me his step by step decline starting as a small town black boy heralded for his size and athleticism, “flung into a limelight where you are treated one way while ‘performing’ for the crowds, and, another way off the field as a young black man” growing up during the civil rights movement. “When you come from where I did, you don’t know about the temptations coming your way…and, how all those temptations will take everything away from you,” he said. Dwight would reminisce about the fame and riches that came to him because of his talents, and how it all too soon, led him into the path of dark challenges that would eventually lead him to the great man he really was—not a sports figure, but a spiritual guide for others that
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MAx: Continued from page 4 were led down the pathway to nothing. Dwight and I had both started working in the field of addictions around the same time. Our paths crossed when we shared an office while working for a treatment center. Dwight immediately became my mentor, my friend, and, eventually, a business partner. When we would get scolded for our “rebel” approaches, and Dwight would remind me what our purpose was. “We don’t work for them (administrators), MAx. We do what we do for the client. They aren’t guiding us, God is guiding us. We always need to do what is right for our client—and God will let us know what that is. You listen to Him, not them,” he would tell me. When we started a private practice, Della, his beloved wife, wrote these words for Dwight’s bio on the website: “Dwight Lee’s losses to alcoholism and drug addiction were many: a professional football career; his reputation, self-respect, and freedom; and the near loss of his second wife and twin daughters. His gains? A life of consequences, (that led to) working to help recov-
Photo courtesy of MAx Dwight Lee
ering addicts and alcoholics and spreading the word of God through his Christian faith.” Glad we talked about this. Of course, it is just my opinion. This column is reprinted on the internet at HealerToday.com. You can comment on this article and make suggestions for future columns, at maxfabry@HealerToday.com. Or, snail mail your topics to Lifestyle Changes, PO Box 1962, Eugene, OR 97440.
DUII: Continued from front Unofficial numbers from the Springfield Police Department show that from Dec. 1 to Jan. 7, there had been 57 DUII arrests. Within that same time frame in 2015 there were 41 DUIIs. And in 2014, there were 58 DUII arrests. From the perspective of per year arrests, 2016 brought in 542 DUIIs. However, the Springfield Municipal Jail has worked as somewhat of a deterrent. Before it was built, there were 441 DUII arrests. That number decreased to 389 arrests the year after it was constructed. “We have an amazing advantage with the Springfield Municipal Jail,” he said. “I worked in Springfield before and after (it was constructed). It’s been nothing but good for this type of criminal offense. It’s a huge deterrent. There’s no release for overcrowding.”
The City is seeking applications for five open positions on the Springfield Budget Committee. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m., February 6, 2017. Application forms are available in the City Manager’s Office in City Hall, 225 Fifth Street, during regular business hours. Applicants are being sought to represent Wards 1, 2, 3, SEDA Glenwood and SEDA Downtown where former committee members’ termed expired or have resigned. Please visit http://springfield-or.gov/council. htm to see a Ward map. Background: The Budget Committee reviews the City’s financial plans and policies, including the annual budget. The 12 member Committee is comprised of the six elected City Councilors and six members from the community. Appointed by the City Council, each of the Committee’s six community members must live in the ward they represent. Meetings are typically held between April and June, but the committee may also meet on an “as needed” basis. One position is open to Ward 1 residents. The person appointed will serve a three-year term which will expire on December 31, 2019. One position is open to Ward 2 residents. The person appointed will serve a three-year term which will expire on December 31, 2019. One position is open to Ward 3 residents. The person appointed will serve a one-year term which will expire on December 31, 2019. One position is open to SEDA Glenwood. The person appointed will serve a three-year term which will expire on December 31, 2019. One position is open to SEDA Downtown. The person appointed will serve a three-year term which will expire on December 31, 2019. What: City accepting applications for three open positions on the City Budget Committee. When: The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., February 6th, 2017 Where: Applications are available at City Hall in the City Manager’s Office or by calling Paula Davis at 541-726-3698.
In a way, having the jail made it harder to find impaired drivers since Speldrich said people talk about it. “People drinking at bars talk about our jails. They say you don’t want to be picked up in Springfield because you’re going to jail,” he said. The police department has quite a bit of resources for finding DUIIs. Springfield has a full time DUII enforcement officer whose job is to patrol during night to stop DUIIs in an unmarked car that Speldrich said looks like “grandma’s car.” This includes involuntary muscle twitch, dilated pupils, acting too cool, he said. Besides saturation patrols and patrol cars, Springfield residents have been equally resourceful in reporting DUIIs. “The average person can tell when something isn’t right. I think it’s great. I think it’s a display of caretaking,” he said. “At least on one occasion
I’ve been working, I get dispatched to an intoxicated driver call and as I’m on my way, I find out that it’s my wife calling it in.” With cannabis legalized in Oregon, there’s been an increase in DUII arrests. The legalization has been one of the variables in rising DUII arrests, Speldrich said. “That’s to be expected. There’s no legal consideration of getting in trouble if you smoke pot so it’s easier to get behind the wheel,” he said. “It’s unfortunate.” Although there are still high numbers of DUIIs in Springfield, as long as they’re still catching them there’s a positive for Speldrich. “It’s frustrating,” he said. “But on the flip side every time we get one stopped we might be saving someone’s life. It might not be that night. It might be 20 years later when that person thinks how back to when they were arrested for a DUII and how inconvenient it was.”
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Sports Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thurston swimming hosts dual meet, falls to North Eugene By Henry Houston Editor
Thurston High School swim team hosted North Eugene at Willamalane Park Swim Center. North Eugene’s teams defeated Thurston High School with its boys winning 107-59 and girls 105-40. Thurston did see some highlights during the dual—setting aside the overall score. The girls placed first in the 200 medley. Boys also placed first in the 200 medley relay. Individually, some of Thurston’s swimmers performed well. Aliza Stemmer, senior at Thurston, placed first in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Braden Spear, a junior at Thurston, placed first in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Austin Ackerson, junior at Thurston, placed first in backstroke and second in 500. “It’s been a crazy week because of snow, no school, and no practice,” head coach Jen Elliot said. “They did really well without practice. A lot of them beat their times and had a good time.”
Photo by Henry Houston Aliza Stemmer swims in a dual meet against North Eugene at the Willamalane Park Swim Center.
Lady Colts struggle to find winning ways is just trying to find its way with a bunch of sophomores and juniors, while the SparThe return to the 5A level tans are a perennial powerand the Midwestern League house in the girls’ basketball hasn’t exactly been a smooth world. They have a habit one for the Thurston girls’ of contending for not only league championships, but basketball team. They won just a handful of state championships. “We weren’t mentally or games before Marist provided a rude welcome back to physically prepared coming MWL play with a 55-35 win into that game and it definitely showed,” Brown said. over the Colts Jan. 6. “It’s a game that we would “Their size was something just like to flush and forget we just couldn’t match. They about,” Thurston coach Tam- had three girls 6-foot-2 or mi Brown said. “Honestly, taller. Marist had a great deal there wasn’t anything posi- of experience and composure tive we could take away from and know how to compete on a daily basis. They know that game.” Perhaps Marist wasn’t what it’s like to win on a the ideal opponent to begin league play with for the Lady Colts: Continued young Colt team. Thurston on page 8 by Don Smalley Reporter
Photo by Rick Morgan Thurston point guard Nancy Regas (#11) directs the Colts’ fast break attack against Willamette.
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Sports Colts Falter in Midwestern League Opener by Don Smalley Reporter
A bad first half was a little too much for the Colts boys’ basketball team to overcome as their late rally fell short in a 42-40 loss to Marist Jan. 6 The Spartans built up a 24-13 halftime lead and as it turns out, that plus knocking down six free throws in the last minute of play was enough for Marist to escape the Colt Coliseum with a victory. “We didn’t play very well offensively in that first half. We got some good shots, but just didn’t finish,” Thurston coach Blaine Liberatore said. The Colts fell to 3-8 overall, while Marist improved to 3-8 in what was both teams’ league opener. Mason Miller led Thurston with 15 points. It was a close game in the second quarter until the Spartans knocked down three-pointers on consecutive trips down the floor to nearly double their lead. In the second half, the Colts buckled down on defense, allowing just nine points in each the third and fourth quarter. That defensive effort was almost good
Photo by Rick Morgan Thurston Colts’ senior forward Cade Bates (#13) goes up for a shot between four Sheldon defenders.
enough to allow for a late rally. “We talked about defending their dribble drive and talked to the posts about helping out on the dribble drive and we did a good job on that in the second half,” Libertore said. “But they were really patient and
worked to get good shots. I thought what got us back in the game was mixing it up defensively.” Issac Lange drilled a three with 10 seconds to go to pull the Colts to 40-38, giving the home team some late hope. But Marist’s Spencer Franssen calmly knocked down two free throws making it once again a twopossession game at 42-38. Only a tip in at the buzzer accounted for the final tally. Thurston will try to rebound this week against Ashland and Churchill if the weather allows it. With the school closures, it’s been difficult for teams to find practice times to prepare for upcoming games, if they are even played. Both Ashland and Thurston will
have to have had school Jan. 10 for the game to be played. If the Colts did go to Ashland, where the result wasn’t available at press time, it would have been the most important game of the season, according to Liberatore. “We don’t want to start out the league season 0-2,” he said. “It’s a very important week for us. Churchill has two players who were Player of the Year last season with Nic Ah Sam. Just one of those guys would make it a tough challenge. With two of them, one at 6-10 and the other at 6-5, it’ll be a big test for us.” Thurston will face the third Player of the Year when it faces Ah Sam and the Millers Jan. 17 at Springfield.
Lady Colts: Continued from page 7 regular basis. We are still learning how to do those things consistently.” Mother Nature didn’t help either. With all of the nasty weather and school closures, Thurston was unable to prepare for Marist like it wanted to. The Colts managed just one practice the week of the game and for a young team, that just wasn’t enough to compete with the likes of the Spartans, according to Brown. “Not to make excuses, but the weather made it difficult to have a consistent schedule. Our only practice was at Willamalane prior to the Marist game,” she said. “That was a tough adjustment for us to make. But everyone else was put in the same position, so it’s definitely not an excuse for us to live on.” The snow and ice cancelled school and practices on Monday as well, making it even more difficult for the Colts to prepare for this week’s opponents, Ashland and Churchill. The results of the Ashland game or even if they game was played was not available at press time. “Churchill will be a tough team to beat. They are very competitive and knows what it takes to win at whatever cost,” Brown said. After the match up with the Lancers, Thurston will look towards facing Springfield for the first time this season. The city’s two teams will get together Jan. 17 in the Colt Coliseum.
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Weather Complicates Millers Game Plan By Don Smalley Reporter
Photo by Rick Morgan Springfield guard Nic Ah Sam drives to the basket for two of his 23 points against Sheldon in the Millers’ last non-conference outing.
The winter weather that has hit the entire state has affected all of the sports schedules on the high school level with games and practices being canceled. No team has been affected as much as the Springfield boys basketball team which hadn’t played or practiced in over a week. The last time the Millers saw the floor was Jan. 3 with a 68-58 win over 6A Sheldon. It was the last non-league contest for Springfield, who is ranked No. 5 in the latest coaches poll. “We did some good things. It was good to get a game in before the weather hit,” Springfield coach Eric Orton said. “It was good to play a good athletic team like Sheldon and have some success.” Nic Ah Sam led the Millers with 23 points, but it was balanced scoring across the board that helped Springfield come out on top. Joseph Gonzalez scored 12 points and Levi Kinkade chipped in 10 points and six rebounds in the winning effort. Springfield led 36-31 at halftime before Sheldon managed to rally for a brief one-point lead early in the fourth quarter. The Millers turned on the defense in order to hold the Irish down while Ah Sam and Company shot their way to a double-digit lead and win. “We had eight different guys scored and got 18 points off of our bench, which is just awesome,” Orton said. “The more balance we have the more success we’re going to have.” The Millers were schedule to go to Crater Jan. 6, but that game was cancelled due to snow and ice. The two teams were hoping to get together the next day, but with the havoc on I-5 South, the game just wasn’t going to happen. Springfield was hoping to go to Marist this week, but if the weather and roads don’t improve, the Millers won’t play until Jan. 13 against Ashland. If the roads did improve, Orton was hoping to make up the Crater game this past week also. But if the team is able to play, they’ll go in cold as the Millers haven’t practiced at all. “Some people like to bend the rules and get together and practice,” Orton said. “I probably would have done the same thing when I was first coaching. But at the same time, it’s a safety issue. If it’s not safe enough to come to school, I’m not going to hold practice. “We’ll be fine. There will be a lot of rust to knock off, but we’ll get there.” The schedule says Springfield will host Thurston Jan. 17 if Mother Nature is willing to cooperate.
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Community News Briefs Lane County holds annual state of county address Commissioner Faye Stewart delivered the annual State of the County address on Jan. 9 during which the commissioner had discussed the work the county has done to balance its budget and reduce costs meanwhile investing in services. The county made more than $4 million in structural adjustments to become closer to a structurally budget, Stewart said during the address. “We plan to finish closing the gap between revenues and operational expenses the upcoming fiscal year,” he said. Furthermore, the county said they have added two new positions in the District Attorney’s Office that has reduced the number of crimes not prosecuted from 1,800 to 74. The reduction of cases that were not pursued due to a lack of resources was accomplished in just one year, he said. Springfield State of the City Address, led by Mayor Christine Lundberg, is scheduled for Jan. 12 at the Wildish Theater at 5:30 p.m.
Thurston High School students conduct free well water testing Thurston High School’s Community Water Testing Lab is accepting appointments for free well water testing during the 2016-17 school year. Students perform tests and results are mailed or emailed to customers within one week. Those who are interested should call 541-744-4140 to schedule and pick up a kit in
advance. The well water testing is one aspect of the WELL Project, which has been funded by the Springfield Utility Board since 1998. Dates for testing are Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 7, April 11, and May 10.
Organization offers Bible Studies for Springfield women Mid-Valley Women of Christ Community Bible Studies for Women To Begin Eugene, Jasper, Lyons and Mehama are new communities joining with other cities valley- wide to offer Bible Studies for women beginning Jan. 23. Winter Studies will be offered in 52 classes in 22 cities as 39 host churches invite women in their communities to study God’s word in unity. Classes will offer a powerful study of the books of Numbers and Exodus entitled, “One in A Million,” by author and film star Priscilla Shirer. Shirer encourages women to embrace the wilderness experience as they learn how to reach the Promised Land of Blessing. “Every week millions of believers fill the pews of the church and hear about the greatness and power of God. If you hunger for the abundance promised, this study is for you. Will you be the One?” Shirer said. Mid-Valley churches six counties will offer this seven-week video driven study at varied times and locations. Community studies provide great hospitality for women to make connections with other believers, receive strong Biblical teaching and incorporate small group discussion. Childcare is avail-
able at many locations. More than 1,600 women from the Mid-Willamette Valley participated in fall community studies. Classes are free with an option to purchase the companion workbook for $15. Studies will participate in a Valley-Wide Community Outreach Project Helping Women to be miracles in Christ. “One In A Million” is designed to assist Pacific Northwest Adult & Teen Challenge. Community service projects, associated with MVWC community Bible studies, assist organizations in meeting practical, daily needs of those whose lives have been impacted by choice and circumstances. Women helping other women releases faith in action as their belief in God’s mercy and compassion touches those in need. To learn more about these Community-Wide Bible studies and to see a complete schedule of all classes, go to www. midvalleywomenofchrist. org. Registration is available online through the MVWC website. If your church is interested in participating in these studies, write to info@ midvalleywomenofchrist. org. Mid-Valley Women of Christ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit faith based organization connecting women to reflect God’s love through prayer, Bible studies and Bible based outreach events. Bible Studies in Springfield include: Calvary Open Bible Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m.; City of Destiny Church Fridays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with childcare; Jasper Assembly of God, 6:30 to 8 p.m. with childcare; and New Life Church Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m.
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schools to choose from, Brode decided on Guy Lee Elementary School after he’d seen so many students who were in need of new shoes. “I pass by on my way to work every day. I often see a lot of kids without coats,” he said. “Because I work in shoes, I look at feet—it’s the first thing I look at. I noticed a lot of them were not properly fitting and had tape on them.” One of the 385 students who received a pair of shoes was a familiar face for Brode. “One of the kindergarten students is my neighbor,” he said. The amount of money that was given to Guy Lee Elementary wasn’t enough to pay for all of the shoes, so the school also used some money from its student body fund to ensure each student would get a new pair of shoes, the school’s principal, Amber Mitchell, said. The shoe sizes of students were measured to ensure the shoes would fit students—without them expecting new shoes. The giveaway was originally planned before the winter break but was rescheduled due to the weather.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, nothing blue By Frank King
Best of the rest from 2016, with the help of my pal, and fellow comedy writer, Tim Hunter at WackyWeek.com • A Malaysian man is seeking a refund after a failed exorcism. It’s only fair. If it had been successful and he didn’t pay, he probably would have been repossessed. • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new catchphrase on The New Celebrity Apprentice is, “You’re terminated. Get to the chopper.” Which is ironically what Donald Trump tweeted
to North Korea moments ago. • Saw this on the Internet: I got kicked out of my Community Theater group when the director asked to see me limp. How was I to know he was talking about walking? • My radio brother Fitz says that Donald Trump is having trouble finding entertainers willing to perform at his inauguration. It’s gotten so bad, he’s even thinking of asking Mariah Carey to sing live. • Mariah Carey says her chance to get out in front of the country & impress them was sabotaged.
Bernie Sanders responded, “Tell me about it.” • The worst city for bed bugs: Washington, D.C. Apparently, they’re less pickier than we all thought. • I just have a hard time imagining those disgusting, awful creatures and why the bed bugs want to be around them. • Funny line from New Year’s Eve: “And I thought I was the only one who didn’t know the words to Mariah Carey songs.” • Mark Zuckerberg says he is no longer an atheist. Well, yeah—
he has to say he has more money than somebody! • A study says anxiety can cause dogs’ hair to turn gray. Can “Just for Dogs” be far behind? • Now TV is reconsidering a reboot of “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” We need to pass legislation before someone remembers The Gong Show. • ‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, not a thing had been paid for. Just sayin’... • Arizona has become the first state to require that cursive hand-
writing be taught in schools. Write on! • I’ve decided, in the New Year, that I’m going to try and not let little things bug me so much. Like cod fish. Why do you have to say “fish?” Is there another kind of cod? • Donald Trump has named Kellyanne Conway as a presidential adviser. “Of all the qualified candidates, this was the best choice ever!” said the writers from Saturday Night Live. That’s that. Goodbye 2016, and good riddance.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Public Notices & Classifieds ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Oregon Self-Storage Facilities Act. The undersigned will sell by competitive bidding, starting on the 7th day of January, 2017, at 10:00am, on the website: www.storagetreasures.com, said property which has been stored and which is located at 42nd Street Mini Storage (dba; McCabe Properties, LLC and 42nd & Commercial, LLC) 362 42nd Street Springfield, Oregon 97477, Lane County, State of Oregon, the following 6 WHOLE UNITS: Unit #0506 Rick Deck (10x20); Unit #1350 Monica Renee McPheeters (10x5); Unit #1812 Billy Scannell (10x10); Unit #1342 Kelsey & Brittany Gilbert (10x20); Unit #1016 Daniel Mead (10x10); Unit #1033 Dennis Harwell (5x10). Auction will end on January 13th, 2017 at 12:00pm. PURCHASES MUST BE PAID IN CASH. DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED ON LINE ONLY. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Publish: 12/29/16, 01/05/17, 01/12/17
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR LANE COUNTY SUMMONS No. 16CV40377, Kimberly Smale, Personal Representative of the Estate of Neva Darlene Humphrey, Plaintiffs, vs. Unknown heirs of Palmer K. Humphrey and All other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title lien, or interest in the property described in the complaint herein, Defendant. TO: Unknown heirs of Palmer K. Humphrey and All other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title lien, or interest in the property described in the complaint herein: A Complaint has been filed by the above named Plaintiff asking the Court to quiet title to a parcel of real property in which you may claim an interest. NOTICE TO DEFENDANT READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a “motion” or “reply.” The “motion” or “reply” must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. If you have questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at www.oregonstatebar.org or by calling (503)684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at (800)452-7636. JENNIFER R. KLINGENSMITH, OSB #102026, Attorney for Plaintiff, 725 Country Club Road, Eugene, OR 97401. Date of first publication: Dec. 22, 2016 Publish: 12/22/16, 12/29/16, 01/05/17, 01/12/17
NOTICE TO POTENTIAL CLAIMANT(S) AND TO ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY IN THE MATTER OF THE CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL FORFEITURE OF: $2,052.00 US Currency THESE JUDGMENTS WILL VEST ALL RIGHTS, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. SAID PROPERTY IS DESCRIBED BELOW. THOSE WHO BELIEVE THEY MAY HAVE A VALID OWNERSHIP INTEREST OR SECURITY INTEREST MAY CONTACT THE SEIZING AGENCY. YOU MUST “CLAIM” AN INTEREST IN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED SEIZED PROPERTY OR YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY LOSE ANY INTEREST YOU MAY HAVE. TO CLAIM YOU MUST CONTACT THE FORFEITURE COUNSEL LISTED BELOW, AND FILE A LEGAL PAPER CALLED A “CLAIM”. A COPY OF THE “CLAIM” MUST BE GIVEN TO AGENCY CONTACT WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE LAST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. THE CLAIM MUST INCLUDE: 1) YOUR TRUE NAME; 2) YOUR CURRENT AND FUTURE MAILING ADDRESS; 3) A STATEMENT THAT THE CLAIMANT HAS AN INTEREST IN THE SEIZED PROPERTY. THE CLAIM MUST BE IN THE PROPER FORM AND BE SIGNED BY YOU ON OATH UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY. TO FILE A CLAIM OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: Erik V. Hasselman, Chief Deputy District Attorney and Forfeiture Counsel, 400 Lane County Courthouse, 125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene OR 97401 SEIZING AGENCY:Springfield Police Department, 230 4th Street, Springfield, OR 97477, (541) 7263721 SUMMARY STATEMENT OF FACTS, CASE NO. SPD 16-11313 (DA 295327): On or about 12/01/2016, $2,052.00 US Currency was seized for civil forfeiture by the Springfield Police Department from Rosalio Lopez-Uribe. The property is subject to forfeiture pursuant to ORS 131A.020 – 131.460. Publish: 01/05/17, 01/12/17, 01/19/17, 01/26/17
NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS: Probate proceedings in the Estate of Gayle D. Kingsford, deceased, are now pending in the Circuit Court for Lane County, Oregon, Case No. 16PB08582. Michael S. Holland has been appointed as personal representative of Decedent. All persons having claims against the Estate are required to present them, in due form, within four months after the date of first publi¬cation of this Notice. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 12, 2017. Claims shall be presented to the personal representative at this address: c/o Berit L. Everhart, Arnold Gallagher P.C., 800 Willamette Street, Suite 800, PO Box 1758, Eugene, OR 97440-1758, or they may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by these pro¬ceedings
may obtain additional information from the records of the court, the personal representative, or his attorney, Berit L. Everhart, whose address is listed above, and whose telephone number is (541) 484-0188. Publish: 1/12/17, 1/19/17, 1/26/17
Auction Stor-All Mini Storage, 555 “Q” Street, Springfield 97477, (541) 741-3060 Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. sealed bid auction Unit# Name 335 John Hanna 412 Robert Wingfield Emerald Property Management 741-4676 Publish: 1/12/17, 1/19/17, 1/26/17
NOTICE OF SEIZURE FOR FORFEITURE Notice to Potential Claimant – Read Carefully ! ! If you have any interest in the seized property described in this notice, you must claim that interest or you will automatically lose that interest. If you do not file a claim for the property, the property may be forfeited even if you are not convicted of any crime. To claim an interest, you must file a written claim with the forfeiture counsel named below. The written claim must be signed by you, sworn to under penalty of perjury before a notary public, and state: (a) Your true name; (b) The address at which you will accept future mailings from the court and forfeiture counsel; and (3) A statement that you have an interest in the seized property. Your deadline for filing the claim document with the forfeiture counsel named below is 21 days from the last publication date of this notice. This notice will be published on four successive weeks, beginning January 12, 2017 and ending February 2, 2017. If you have any questions, you should see an attorney immediately. FORFEITURE COUNSEL: Chief Deputy District Attorney, Erik Hasselman, 125 E. 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 Phone: (541) 682-4261 SEIZING AGENCY: Lane County Sheriff’s Office, CASE #: 15-5541 Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, 125 E. 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 6826250 NOTICE OF REASON FOR SEIZURE FOR FORFEITURE: The property described in this notice was seized for forfeiture because it: (1) Constitutes the proceeds of the violation of, solicitation to violate, attempt to violate, or conspiracy to violate, the criminal laws of the State of Oregon regarding the manufacture, distribution, or possession of controlled substances (ORS Chapter 475); and/or (2) Was used or intended for use in committing or facilitating the violation of, solicitation to violate, attempt to violate, or conspiracy to violate the criminal laws of the State of Oregon regarding the manufacture, distribution or possession of controlled substances (ORS Chapter 475). PROPERTY SEIZED FOR FORFEITURE:$88,092 United States Currency, (1) 2013 Toyota Tundra, (1)
2010 Diamond Plate Willie Drift Boat, (1) Forrest River Tandem Axle Trailer DATE PROPERTY SEIZED: 10/21/15 PERSONS FROM WHOM PROPERTY SEIZED: Stephen Joseph Sluder & Jessica Lee Hatch For further information concerning the seizure and forfeiture of the property described in this notice contact: Lane County Sheriff’s Office, INET 125 E. 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 682-6250
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Springfield Police Blotter Monday, Jan. 2 • 2:52 a.m. – Pioneer Parkway West and D Street. A black Cadillac was observed driving in the bus lane the wrong way. Police stopped the driver and conducted a field sobriety test, which tested positive for alcohol. He was charged with a DUII and reckless endangerment. He posted bail an hour later and was released from Springfield Municipal Jail. • 4:57 a.m. –2000 block of 19th St. A male was in the parking lot kicking the caller’s vehicle, which was an official car of a security company, and yelling obscenities at him and the passengers in the car. The subject, who was on foot, kicked the side mirror of the caller’s vehicle. The male got in a car, which was being driven by a female. Police arrived and stopped the driver and performed a field sobriety test, which tested positive for alcohol. She was taken to Lane County Jail on DUII charges. • 5:55 a.m. – Centennial Boulevard and 12th Street. The caller is the resident and was reporting to dispatch that her friend was very intoxicated and left the location in her car. She was told that she was leaving to buy more beer. Police found her and stopped her. A field sobriety test was conducted and tested positive for alcohol. The female was taken to Lane County Jail on DUII charges. • 4:48 p.m. – 1800 block of I St. A male had reportedly hit a female in the head and medical attention was needed according to the caller. The male was angry and “flipping out.” He was making suicidal statements and threatened to cut himself. Police arrived 10 minutes after the call was placed and arrested the male on fourth-degree felony assault. He was taken to Lane County Jail. • 10:04 p.m. – 1100 block of Diamond St. The caller said he heard
a noise and saw on the camera that a female was on their porch and took a lighter from their table. The caller wanted to press charges if police could find the subject. He added that he caught the female and she returned the lighter. Police arrived and arrested the female on second-degree trespassing and third-degree theft. She was taken to Lane County Jail.
Tuesday, Jan. 3 • 12:39 a.m. – 5400 block of A St. An intoxicated male is refusing to leave the location. The male, who is the friend of the caller’s son, is pounding on the door. Another caller reported that he had observed a male punch another male. Police arrived and arrested one of the males on a warrant. He was taken to Lane County Jail. • 2:49 a.m. – 4000 block of Main St. A male was passed out at the wheel of a car at the Pump. Police arrived on scene and conducted a field sobriety test, which tested positive for alcohol. He was charged with a DUII and was taken to Springfield Municipal Jail. He paid bail an hour later and was released. • 5:26 p.m. – 1400 block of Pleasant St. A female was tearing up the garage. The subject was the wife of the male who was living with the caller. The female had moved out several months ago and lives across the street. She began to yell outside of the house. Police arrived and arrested the female on first-degree trespassing.
Wednesday, Jan. 4 • 4:23 a.m. – 4400 block of Glacier St. An unknown male was breaking into the caller’s vehicle. The caller saw it when she walked outside. The male then ran down the street. The caller’s husband began to follow the suspect and followed him down to Volunteer Park. Police were able to find the
subject. He challenged the arriving police officers. Police then had him held at gunpoint and arrested the subject. He was taken to Springfield Municipal Jail for charges of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, possession of burglary tools, carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing, and thirddegree theft. • 4:30 p.m. 1300 block of B St. Inside the alley behind a church, the caller overheard someone in a vehicle say, “This is a stolen vehicle.” Police arrived and arrested two on outstanding warrants. They were taken to Lane County Jail. • 5:15 p.m. – 600 block of 54th St. The subject and caller were in a relationship, but the subject was told not to return to his residence. The subject returned and damaged his camp trailer because she was upset she was asked to leave according to the caller. Police arrived and arrested the subject on a warrant from Lincoln County. She was taken to Lane County Jail.
Thursday, Jan. 5 • 7:03 p.m. – 900 block of Beltline Rd. A male subject refused to leave the location. The caller wanted to press charges. The subject then left the building and was loitering outside. He returned an hour later and demanded service after seating himself in the dining area. It was the fourth business reporting about the subject for the day. Police arrived and arrested the male on second-degree trespassing and was taken to Springfield Municipal Jail. • 9:52 p.m. – 1400 block of Main St. A bouncer and customer were fighting. The customer began to punch the bouncer, who then fell down on the ground. Police arrived and arrested the male on charges of assault, trespassing, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. He was taken to Springfield
Friday, Jan. 6
the caller’s lawn and were using it to sled in the snow. When confronted by the caller, the juveniles said the sign wasn’t his; it was from the neighbor. Police checked the area but did not find the juveniles. Caller was advised to call back if they returned. • 8:52 p.m. – 3700 block of Main St. A female was outside of a restaurant being disorderly and refused to leave. She was yelling that she was a “stripper trying to make some money.” Police found the female and were taking her to her mother’s house and was advised to stay away from the restaurant.
• 11:24 a.m. – 6700 block of Aster St. The caller’s brother, who is homeless, arrived in what he thinks is a stolen truck. Once he began to leave the caller’s house, he almost hit a neighbor’s car. It was unknown where the subject was heading. Police suspected the case was related to a Lane County Sheriff’s Office case. • 1:43 p.m. – 800 block of A St. The caller said there was a possible transient sleeping in the laundry room. The subject walked out of the laundry room and walked west on Main Street toward Gateway St. Police found him and adSunday, Jan. 8 vised the subject to not return to • 12:36 a.m. – Main Street and the location. Chapman Ln. Two males were looking into vehicles. The caller Saturday, Jan. 7 watched them for a little bit. The • 7:24 a.m. – 1800 block of subjects saw the caller and got 8th St. An unknown female was scared and fled the location. Popounding and kicking on the lice were able to find the subjects caller’s front door and refused to and arrested two males. One male leave. She then sat down on the was arrested on interfering and porch for about 10 minutes. She resisting arrest and felony possesgot up and began to pound on the sion of a weapon. He was taken to door again. The caller, who had a Lane County Jail. The other male gun in his hand, told the dispatch was arrested on an outstanding she and her brothers were armed. warrant from State of Oregon. Police arrived and arrested the female on second-degree tres- • 1:24 a.m. – 2600 block of Olympassing charges. She was taken to pic St. Two subjects tried to use a $100 bill. They kept the money Lane County Jail. and were still walking throughout • 12:01 p.m. – 400 block of Lin- the store. Police arrived and ardale Dr. The caller said the neigh- rested two subjects on possession bor continues to come over to their of a forged instrument. apartment and walked in without permission. The subject had told • 11:09 p.m. – 500 block of Harthe caller that they have their low Rd. A male had thrown his daughter—although they don’t. girlfriend across the room. The The caller locked the door and the caller was outside the house. The subject tried to get back in. Police male then smashed the television. arrived and arrested the male on The female left the house and the second-degree trespassing and male continued to break things resisting arrest. He was taken to inside the house. Police arrived and arrested the male on charges Springfield Municipal Jail. of harassment. He was taken to • 4:47 p.m. – 600 block of Wood- Springfield Municipal Jail. crest Dr. Juveniles took a sign off
Thursday, January 12, 2017
City council starts year with swear in ceremony
Records & City
By Henry Houston Editor
Springfield City Council began 2017 with a swear-in ceremony. Joe Pishioneri, who had run unopposed. Leonard Stoehr, the newcomer who represents Ward 4, swore in during the ceremony as well. The Jan. 3 city council meeting also saw a vote for a council president. Hillary Wylie, representing Ward 2, nominated Councilor Sheri Moore for the position. Councilor Pishioneri nominated Councilor Sean VanGordon. The vote ended in a 3-3 tie that resulted in Mayor Christine Lundberg breaking the tie in favor of VanGordon.
Dolores Ann Walker Dolores Ann Walker of Springfield passed away December 25, 2016. She was 76. Dolores was born on November 9, 1940 in Eugene, Oregon to Floyd LeRoy and Josephine C. (Lanning) Koch. She is survived by Tammy and Mavis along with Richard, Lesley, Leroy, Ermal, Elizabeth, Nancy and Minnie. Grandchildren Christopher, Marcus, Joshua, Isaac and Lacy. Great Grandchildren Naomi, Kaylee, Madison, Gage, Colton, Lukas and Chamber. Those we Love can never be more than a thought away for as long as there’s a memory they Live in our Hearts to stay, to meet her on the other side were James Lee, Tom Sr., Tom Jr., Josephine, Floyd, Jewel, Hardy, Darrel, Larry, Kenneth and James and Multiple other family and friends. Arrangements are in care of Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit majorfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book.
Photos by Henry Houston Jan. 3 city council began with swearing in three councilors and Mayor Christine Lundberg.
obits Joan Winifred Stanley Joan Winifred Stanley of Springfield died January 2, 2017. She was 83. Joan was born on December 2, 1933 in Crescent City, California to Richard and Winifred (Cummings) Cothrell. Joan has lived in the Springfield area since birth. She raised two daughters, Kathleen and Debra, and one son Donald. She took pride in being a wonderful, hardworking homemaker. She had four grandchildren, Joshua, Travis, Nathan, and Kyla. She loved them all and took joy in spending time with them. She enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, collecting cat figures and was fond of Thomas Kinkade. Joan was an animal lover especially cats and
the birds in her beautiful gardens. She liked camping in central Oregon and spending time on the Oregon coast and she was an avid fan and patron of Springfield Library. A memorial Service will be at Springfield Faith Center 600 Hayden Bridge Way in Springfield on Saturday, January 21, 2017 a from 11am to1pm. Drinks will be provided. Please bring your favorite ‘Mom Cookies’ to share. In lieu of flowers; please consider donations to either sarasavesanimals.org or westcoastcatanddog.org as this was a cause close to her heart. Arrangements are in care of Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit majorfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.
Neal Allen Ingram Neal Allen Ingram of Springfield died December 27, 2016. He was 62. Neal was born October 8, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon to Charles Glenn and Viola Lillian (White) Ingram. Neal graduated from North Eugene High School in 1972. After high school Neal enlisted in the United States Air Force. Neal was the youngest of five siblings. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking in his spare time. Neal worked as an installation supervisor for Creative Awnings & Shelters Inc., in Springfield. He is survived by his brother, Jim Ingram of Springfield; Sisters, Nancy L. Ingram of Junction City, Lois Graham of Cottage Grove, and Wanda Crisman of Grants Pass. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the Springfield Elks Lodge #2145 – 1701 Centennial Blvd. Springfield, Oregon 97477. Arrangements are in care of Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit majorfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Rotary report: ShelterCare Starts with “Housing First!”
solutions to the many challenges they present. Mr Cling described a study showing the cost ShelterCare Sr. Director of Business Opera- benefits of providing housing and services as tions, Tim Cling, presented to Twin Rivers’ opposed to ignoring the homeless issues. An Rotarians the agency’s core focus of provid- average of almost $30,000 per year per homeing and maintaining housing for those in vul- less individual is spent by local governments nerable financial situations and the homeless & agencies for services to homeless that are population. Once housing is established all not housed or part of a program. However, other services and opportunities can be pieced less than $20,000 per individual per year is spent when that person is housed and connecttogether around the individuals’ needs. Guided by long serving Executive Director ed to assistance services. Unfortunately, the Susan Ban, ShelterCare supports almost 1,000 need for affordable housing has overwhelmed individuals & families annually with housing supply and has contributed to the 6-month or and service needs. Their programs not only longer waiting list ShelterCare currently mainaddress housing necessities but also mental ill- tains. More information on ShelterCare can be ness and brain injury services, homeless prefound at ShelterCare.org or by calling 541vention counseling, and medical respite for those needing recovery time in lieu of a long 686-1262. They welcome volunteers as well hospital stay. Since 1970, the agency has been as financial contributions and housing items. at the forefront of combating homelessness Twin Rivers Rotary meets for Friday morning and working with communities in reaching out breakfast at 6:45 a.m. at Springfield’s Hilton to the homeless population and searching for Garden Inn and can be found on facebook. Submitted article
Lowell Girls Basketball
Lowell beat Triangle Lake on Jan. 3, 51-16. Lowell’s Anna Cardwell had 14 points, and Daisy Schnee added 13 including three 3’s. Lowell hosted Siltez on Jan. 6, Lowell defeated them, 57-22. Anna Cardwell scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds. Daisy Schnee had 16 points. She shot 6 for 6 from the free throw line. Jenna Martini had 7 points with 12 rebounds.