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Life Bible Hopes For A Revival, From City Council

Life Bible Hopes For A Revival, From City Council

Posted on 16 April 2013 by admin

By: Laura Bromley
HARRISBURG – The Planning Commission concluded at a March 19 meeting that it would not be appropriate to have a church in a heavy industrial zone, and therefore, turned down the application for a conditional use permit set forth by Life Bible Church for the failed River Bend Resort.
From the city of Albany, City Attorney Andrew Noonan spoke at the March meeting as a neutral to both parties, “Cities cannot discriminate against churches. Laws require that religious assemblies and institutions must be treated the same as non-religious assemblies and institutions under zoning laws.”
He pointed out that the specific standards for RV parks and religious assemblies and institutions are not different from each other.
Noonan also informed the commission that Eugene’s Industrial Zoning areas allow churches and synagogues under laws they characterize as I-1 and I-2; both under conditional use permits.
Chairperson Culver told Life Bible at the end of the meeting that they have the right to appeal to the City Council, and that he encourages them to so, “We have been overruled before,” he said.
Pastor Brad Neuschwander of Life Bible Church commented about the failed vote, “We want to be closer to town because we are involved with so many things. This process of deliberating is difficult because we want to be able to have the same platform as everybody else. We want to love the city, love the people, and serve the community.
“Since we filed the Appeal, we are in the process of criteria and what is allowed and not allowed in the M1 and M2 zones.” Neuschwander continued. “Right now, our main focus is what we told the City; to have a church there, but also to keep part of the motel and potentially one-third of the RV spaces open for public use.” The meeting will take place in front of the City Council on May 8.
Bill Hubel, with Citizen’s Bank in Corvallis, said there are no other offers for the River Bend Property at this time, and they are still entertaining offers for the property.

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Youthspiration

Posted on 16 April 2013 by admin

IMG_8877New organization links youths with local opportunities
By Vera Westbrook
HARRISBURG – Young people can now access opportunities locally through a new organization in town that focuses on local youth.
Called Youthspiration located on 430 Smith St., the nonprofit center caters to all young people, but targets middle and high school students, complementing the existing H.A.R.T. Family Resource Center across the street.
“We have different things we’ll do with the kids to help them academically or transitionally, like getting a job in the community or getting them volunteer opportunities,” said Executive Director Ray White, a former leadership and special education teacher at the high school.
A private sponsor from the community approached White with the idea, so he jumped on the chance to make a dream come true. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to do what I love to do,” he said. “I really love to change kid’s lives.”
Development Director Laura Price will share in White’s vision by assisting with grant writing and administrative duties like assembling a board of directors and creating policies, as Price has seen similar success with an organization in Washington and believes there’s a local need.
“Kids at that age are at a crossroads,” Price said.  “If we don’t step up and meet them and welcome them down a path that’s productive and makes them become a part of society and fit in, someone else may lead them and use them to do something unscrupulous.”
The organization aims to make students feel like they belong by organizing volunteer opportunities and work experience throughout the tri-county area. The office itself will provide free academic assistance with six computers equipped with Internet access and software compatible with local community colleges.
“We have numerous kids from my old leadership program who want to be tutors afterschool,” White said.
Community support has been pouring in with discounts on items and donations of goods and equipment. Aside from computers, printers and game stations, White has already acquired a 70-inch SMART Board, a photocopier to meet local printing needs and a silk screening machine to print T-shirts for local events.
“We don’t want to make a profit, we want the kids to get the experience,” he said about providing the community with discounted or free services. “That way kids are able to build a resume, have job experience and go out and apply for jobs.”
In the near future, White will partner with the city to operate a booth at the July 4th Celebration and also to organize a Harrisburg beautification day on June 27.
“It’s all about service to others,” White said, and the opportunities are boundless.
For more information, drop by the new office at 430 Smith St, call 541.995.5156 or visit Youthspiration on facebook.

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Latta Family 4.3.13

A New Face In Town

Posted on 16 April 2013 by admin

Latta Family 4.3.13Church files appeal on River Bend Resort decision
By Vera Westbrook
HARRISBURG – Folks will see a new face in town once City Administrator Bruce Cleeton retires and passes the baton to the new city administrator, Brian Latta.
After 13 years of service, Cleeton will be leaving his post on May 31 to head for retirement, but he’ll be sticking around long enough to help Latta make the transition into his new position.
Latta was chosen out of 37 promising candidates who applied for the position, because according to Cleetong, “When interviews were held, Brian really stood out.”
Cleeton along with the city council, Planning Commission Chairman Todd Culver and several department heads were present at the interviews, where “we were quite impressed with him,” Cleeton said. “He answered questions well, he explained his answers and he let us know when he didn’t know an answer.”
Since 2008, Latta has worked as associate planner for the City of Corvallis, which provided him with the necessary background to fill the dual role of city planner and city administrator of Harrisburg. Latta also holds a master’s degree from Oregon State University.
“Overall, he seemed to display a high degree of professionalism,” Cleeton said, but at the same time, “he displayed a sense of humor, which comes in handy when you’re dealing with the public.”
Although Latta hasn’t had much supervisory experience, Cleeton felt he would be a good fit amidst city employees who have been working for the city a long time and really don’t need much supervision.
Cleeton also liked the fact that Latta was a relatively young man who was on his way up the ladder in his career and who displayed a tendency to stick to one job instead of moving around. Harrisburg’s previous two city administrators have averaged 11 years of service and the city council is hoping Latta will also be around for many years.
Latta currently lives in Albany, with his wife, Wendy, and his two children, Navy and Bertram, but expects to be moving to Harrisburg soon to fulfill the terms of his employment. As city administrator, his contract states that he must either live 25 minutes away when driving or within 15 miles of Harrisburg within a year.
The community can expect to see Latta in the office starting May 20.
Also in Harrisburg, Life Bible Church filed a notice of intent to appeal the planning commission’s Mar. 19 decision to deny a conditional use permit to turn most of River Bend Resort into a church and add a sanctuary. The commission decided against allowing a church on property zoned for heavy industrial uses. The appeal will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 8, at the Justice Center on Smith Street.

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Scam-Alert

Computer/ Phone Scam

Posted on 16 April 2013 by admin

Scam-AlertBy Carrie Carver

The Sheriff’s Office would like to alert community members of a phone scam that was recently reported.  Scammers are calling and identifying themselves as Windows Technical support.  The scammers will then convince users that there is an issue with their computer and have the user open their computer and give the scammer remote access.

In some cases, the scammers have the user download a virus.  The scammer then offers to fix the issue for a fee. In other cases, scammers have the computer user download software that captures banking information, passwords, and other confidential information.  Lastly, scammers have tricked users into adjusting settings on their computer that reduces or eliminates built in security systems, making the computer vulnerable to future scams and information retrieval.

Windows Tech Support has advised us that they do not make outbound solicitations for service.

Here are some tips to avoid becoming a victim of computer phone scams:
Microsoft is advising users not to buy software or services from phone solicitors.
Never give personal information over the phone to solicitors, including your name, address, or financial information.
Never give personal computer information over the phone to solicitors.  Scammers may have you open your computer and instruct you to give them identifying numbers from your computer that may assist them in remotely accessing your information.
Do not give third party access to your computer remotely.
Do not give credit card information to solicitors over the phone if you did not originate the phone call.  Always ask, if approached via the telephone, if there is a fee for services.  If there is, terminate the phone call.
Some scammers are providing phone numbers to skeptical callers to gain trust, and are answering their phone lines as “Windows Support”.  Calling the number back that appears on your caller ID to verify the identity of the caller does not confirm the caller isn’t a scammer.

If you are the victim of a phone scam, please report the crime to your local law enforcement agency.

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Getting Up To Speed With…Steve Moore

Posted on 16 April 2013 by admin

Steve More, Age 50, is truely a master of the track having raced motorcylces, four wheelers, go-karts and drag racers

Steve More, Age 50, is truly a master of the track having raced motorcycles, four wheelers, go-karts and drag racers

By Ben Deatherage
Steve Moore has been racing for some time with a variety of classes throughout his career.  Starting when he was only twelve years old in Motorcycles he would eventually compete in Four-Wheelers, Go-Karts, and Drag Racing to name a few genres that his has dabbled in.  In 2013 he will be changing it up competing in the Super Sport division that recently was brought back to the Willamette Speedway while making several appearances in his DIRTcar Super Late Model.  A former champion at the Sunset Speedway Park in Banks the Scio native also was named as the champion among the Super Sports in the now defunct Bud I-5 Series back in 2003.
Driver: Steve Moore
Home Track: Willamette Speedway
Hometown: Scio, Oregon
Occupation: Millwright
Age: 50
Years Racing: 38
Classification: Super Sport/DIRTcar Late Model
Car Number: 21
Chassis: MasterSbilt
BD: What are some of your plans for the upcoming season?
SM: I’m going to predominantly compete in Super Sports and run quite a bit of shows with the Late Models.  I have two cars built. One is the Super Sport that will have the crate motor and the other is the  big open motor that will be in the Late Model.  I’m looking forward to getting back in Super Sports.  I think it is a great deal and I was a little sad when that class went away.  There are some past track champions that are coming back that I raced with a long time ago that will make the class really fun.  Also one of my sponsors, Hot Rod Betties Tattoo Shop, will be sponsoring a race on June 22nd and what’s cool is that they’re sponsoring all the classes that night so I’m looking forward to that this year.
BD: You finished in the top ten in points last year.  How did you think you did from your perspective? SM: Since I had a crate motor against the open guys most of the year last season I thought I did very well.  When I changed it up with a new motor and chassis I struggled because it’s always difficult to change things like that especially late in the year.  You really have to adjust quite a bit with the new car.  There were some times I just thought I should have stuck the Gray’s Racing Engine in the crate car to finish out the season. I had the handling figured out with that car.  But I was happy with how I finished in points.
BD: How was the Willamette Speedway last year different than in years past from your point of view? SM: Well it was different.  You have to drive it a completely different way.  It seemed like it took some time for the outside groove to really come in.  But once it did it was great.  I really like to run against the fence.  You have to drive the car a lot faster.  I’m not much of a guy that runs on the bottom of the track.  But I really got to give credit to Jerry and Jimmy Schram and also Chris Nofziger those guys have really done a great job at Willamette and have made it so nice.  Also everyone else that works really hard out there us drivers really appreciate all their dedication.
BD: You have an operation called Xtreme Motorsports where you work on race cars.  What is that all about?
SM: When I first started racing I couldn’t afford to have somebody build a body for me.  You see I grew up on a farm and growing up on a farm you find a way to get things done.  I went to work for Doug Walters as Greg’s crew chief for a couple of years and learned how to setup cars and things like that.  I really learned a lot of fabrication techniques from Jack McCoy, he helped me tremendously.  The reason why I do it is to try and help my fellow racer and it helps finance my racing operation too.  I started a deal this year called Bodies by Steve-O.  I did that to differentiate between the fabricating and setup stuff that I do.  My focus with Steve-O is specifically bodies where Xtreme Motorsports I do setup help, alignments, frame repair, etc.
BD: I got to be involved in a very fun event this winter, the Mild To Wild Swap Meet something you’re very involved with.  How did your involvement get start in that?
SM: Well Bill Arnold put on a racers swap meet quite a few years ago.  But after a couple of them he seemed to think that it was never getting off the ground.  He was talking about not having it anymore so I started asking him if I could just take it over and help him out.  I then brought Tom Meisner on board and we’ve been doing it ever since and it’s been fairly successful.
The Willamette Speedway is nearing the 2013 season opener which is sure to produce more memorable moments at the historic venue.  Overall the venue has well over thirty-plus events on hand with regular point action consisting of the DIRTcar Super Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, Super Sports, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Mini Truck classifications.  To keep up to date on all information regarding Willamette Speedway be sure and check out their revamped website at www.trophymotorsports.com.

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School Happenings

School Happenings

Posted on 16 April 2013 by admin

Junction City High School

School Calendar
Apr. 18    JCHS – Site Council Meeting, 3:15 p.m.
Apr. 22    School Board Meeting, 6pm
Apr. 23-28 JCHS – National High School Journalism Convention
Date Change: The JCHS Prom date has been changed from April 27 to May 4, 2013 8pm-11 p.m.
Apr. 19    LES – Spring Carnival
Apr. 22    School Board Meeting, 6pm
Apr. 24    Administrative Professionals Day
Apr. 25    TES – Talent Show
FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
The Junction City School District is recruiting school district residents to participate in several “Focus Groups” to help the district clarify our priorities for possible facilities improvements.  There will be two groups- one comprised of residents that do NOT have children in the Junction City School District, and another group that DOES have children in our schools.
The Focus Groups will meet sometime during the week of April 22nd.  The meetings, to be held at the JCSD Offices, will last approximately an hour and a half, but definitely no more than two hours.  Participants will receive an honorarium (between $50 and $75 dollars) for their time.   If you are interested in being contacted as a possible Focus Group participant, please contact us immediately.  JCHS – 541-998-2343 or JC District Office – 541-998-6311.
Scrap Metal Collection Bin
Scrap Metal Collection Bin to benefit JC Great Grad Night has been relocated
You will now find it in the parking lot of Soundsational on 2nd and Ivy St. in Junction City.
Are you doing some spring cleaning and wanting to get rid of any scrap metal items? Drop off those items at any time at the new location. All proceeds go to JC Great Grad Night program. For any questions about the scrap metal collection or Great Grad Night, please contact Chris or Wendy Erickson at 541-234-2258.
PROM
Prom is May 4, from 8-11 p.m. It will be held between JC and Elmira on Territorial Hwy at the Deep Woods Event Center.
Tickets will be on sale starting April 15 in the East Wing office.
Ticket prices: $25 for a single, $40 for a couple.
2013 Raza Unida Youth Conference
Latino Students, University of Oregon’s M.E.Ch.A chapter would like to announce that the 9th annual Raza Unida Youth Conference will take place on Wed, April 17, on the University of Oregon Campus. This year’s theme is “Solidarity Through Identidad.”
Stop by Mrs. Hanna’s room No. 120, and pick up a permission slip. She is only here fifth  period and after school.
You must have a form filled out by all your teachers, that your grades are a “D” or better, by Friday, April 12th.
Lane Preview!
Student Success Starts Here – Thurs, April 18th from 5- 8pm. For more information about Lane Preview Night, call 541-463-5688 or email outreach@lanecc.edu.
Lane Community College Placement test info
If you are considering attending Lane Community College post-high school you will need to take the Lane Community College Placement Tests. The test is administered in 3 parts – reading, writing assessments, and math skills.
The exams are free for prospective LCC students, and are administrated here at Junction City High School or in the testing center on the LCC Main Campus. The first spring test date at JCHS is April 23rd at 3 pm. Please contact Liz Turner-Bolton in the College and Career Center to make your testing appointments.
To practice for the placements, check out these sites:
Math Review Sheets: http://www.lanecc.edu/math/reviewsheets.html
Lane Community College Apprentiseship Program
Plumbing Trade Introduction – This class teaches basic plumbing concepts and home repairs, hands-on plumbing projects, plumbing trade opportunities, and how to acquire points toward entry into the plumbing apprenticeship program. The class begins on May 7 and will be held Tues and Thurs from 5-8pm on the Main Campus Building 10, Room 218. Contact Administrative Specialist Joy Crump at 541-463-5496 for more information,
Oaklea Middle School
Track & Field
It is exciting to see close to 60 Oaklea students participating in track & field this spring.  Our first meet is Wednesday, April 10th @ Pleasant Hill High School at 3:45 p.m.  First home meet is April 17th @ JCHS, start time 3:45 p.m.
Thanks to our parent group, students, staff, and extended Oaklea community!  The spring fund raiser generated over $6,000 for spring field trips, classroom technology, positive behavior support incentives, and a popcorn machine we will be using for “Popcorn Fridays”.
Oregon Battle of the Books
The Oregon Battle of the Books is a great program that supports and promotes reading.  The sections are divided into grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school.  Each grade level has sixteen books that are on the reading list. In February, we had a district competition held at Oaklea.  Our grades 3-5 competed against Oaklea, Laurel and Territorial.  Becky Smith was in charge of the Laurel group, Rebecca Carmichael for Territorial and Sherrene Kulm and Carol Davis for Oaklea‘s group.  All students that participated in OBOB took part in the Battle.  Oaklea‘s band played Eye of the Tiger as students arrived. Parents and siblings were invited to attend and chairs were assembled in Oaklea‘s small gym.  The teams are divided into groups of four with one alternate.  Teams were asked eight “In which book” questions and eight content questions.  Points are kept throughout the competition and totals added at the end.  The top team in each group grade level continues on to compete at the regional level.  Grade 3-5 regionals were held at North Eugene High School.  Grades 6-8 regionals were held at North Eugene High School.  Our Oaklea grades 6-8 made it to the “Sweet sixteen” before being eliminated.  We are very proud of all participants this year.  All students read many books and were great competitors.
Laurel Elementary
SchoolOutdoor School Meeting Apr. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
State Testing
The second round of state OAKS testing in Math and English/Language Arts (Reading) begins April 22nd for 3rd and 4th graders.  This will be student’s second and final opportunity to meet the state benchmark for each subject area this year. Keep an eye out for a parent letter that includes how you can support your student before and during testing.
2013-14 Class Lists
We will be creating next year’s class lists starting in May and value your input. Parent Input forms can be picked up in our front office. While the form is not a request for a specific teacher, it does ask for parent input about what teaching style and educational setting is best for your child. Completed forms are due by May 1.
2013-14 Intra-District Transfers
Attention Laurel Parents residing in the Territorial School Boundary area:  Intra-district transfer forms must be filled out and returned to the front office no later than May 2. Forms can be picked up at the office, or we can send one home with your child. New and current transfers are reviewed annually, and transfers cannot be made without completing this form.
Kindergarten Pre-Registration
Pre-Registration for Laurel‘s 2013-14 Kindergarten year is scheduled for April 22 through April 25. Parents should bring their child‘s birth certificate and immunization records. Pre-registering is available during school hours, 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Territorial Elementary School
Talent Show
Apr. 25
North Eugene High School
The 11th Annual Eugene Scottish Festival
The 2013 Eugene Scottish Festival will be held Sat, May 18, from 10.a.m.-5 p.m. at North Eugene High School
Volunteers Needed for EPAL Summer Camp
The Eugene Police Activities League (EPAL) 2013 Summer Camp needs student volunteers to sign up to help on Monday, June 17 through Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.
The EPAL Summer Camp will be held at the Arts & Technology Academy, and is for children ages eight -to 13
Volunteers will help children participate in the following activities:  Leadership classes, team sports, EMS mini clinic, the Amazing mini race, challenge course, cosmic bowling, skate night and more.
If interested in being a volunteer, please see Liz Rommel in the College Career Center located in Room 209 for the volunteer application packet.
2013 Spring Production
April 19 at 7pm and April 20 at 1 p.m. and 7pm.
Our 2013 spring production is the musical “Peter Pan” for two weekends in April.
Student actors will fly! We will cast teachers as well as NEHS students and students from our community’s elementary and middle schools.
Tickets are on sale for our production of Peter Pan in the Finance Office. Please see Cheryl Storms to get your tickets before they sell out.
The musical will play the weekends of April 11th and 20th.
2013 Senior Countdown
April 17, Pick up graduation announcements – 10:00.a.m. through lunch in the Main Hall.
April 21, Dialer message to seniors’ homes regarding panoramic picture and meeting.
April 22 – May 3, Sign up for walking partners at the front office.
April 23 – Senior class meeting at 10.a.m. in the Auditorium.
Senior class panoramic picture at 10:45 a.m. in the Main Gym (Order forms are available in the Front Office).
Madison Middle School
8th Grade Bullwinkle’s Trip
Once again, all interested 8th graders will be traveling to Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center in Wilsonville, on Tuesday, June 4, to celebrate their successful completion of middle school. The cost of this trip is $45 per student and this includes unlimited food, drink, rides and FUN, for four hours!! There will be a fundraiser available (there is no financial assistance). Students will be able to earn their way by selling just 3 Papa’s Pizza Coupons for $15 each and they will receive 100% profit, for a total of $45. More information is coming soon.
Wrestling Club
North Eugene High School is happy to offer Wrestling Club for all kids (boys and girls) in middle and elementary school. Drop-in wrestling is every Tues and Thurs, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the NEHS gym. It‘s a fun, free way to learn some new things, get energy out, and see if wrestling is right for your kid. For more information, call Coach Scott at: (541) 912-2750.
Howard Elementary School
ACE Award Nominee
Howard Elementary is happy to announce that Allison Kreider, one of our 3rd grade teachers has been nominated for an ACE (A Champion in Education) Award. Winners are chosen from each of the 4J, Bethel, and Springfield school districts in the categories of certified, classified, administrative, and volunteers. Nominations will be voted on by a selection committee and then the winner will announced at a ceremony on April 23rd. The winner will receive an award of $1000 to be used for a project or program of their choice. We are all very proud of Allison. Please join us in congratulating her on her well-deserved nomination!
4th Annual Future Chefs Competition
4J recently held a competition in which students submitted healthy recipes to be judged by our Food Services Department for originality, ease of preparation, kid appeal, healthy attributes, and resentation. Howard is excited to announce that five of our students were selected as finalists and will continue on to the final level of competition to be held at South Eugene High School on April 27th. Our fantastic chefs are Lexi, Nikki, and Jocelyn from Mrs. Groshong’s 4th grade class and Colby and Antonio from Mrs. Rock’s 5th grade class. Congratulations and good luck!
The Carnival is Coming and We Need Your Help!
Howard’s carnival is scheduled for June 6th and there is a lot of work that needs to be done to make this fun evening a success. This annual event is always a lot of fun for our students and staff, but it can’t happen without you! If you are willing to help with advertising, gathering donations for our auction, booth set up or clean up please contact PTO at 541-933-5336 or howardelementarypto.com.
Teachers will be deciding which booth they will be hosting and contacting parents directly for assistance. If working in a booth is where you feel you can be the most help please contact your child’s teacher.
Helping with the carnival is always a good way to meet fellow parents and become involved with your child’s school. Please consider where your talents are and volunteer!
PTO Updates
Our book fair this year was the most successful in recent history. The total sales were $4069 with a net profit of $2035. Along with that we received $587 in bonuses! These earnings will be taken out in books through Scholastic to help boost our library’s book selection. Nominations are being taken for the offices of treasurer, volunteer coordinator, and vice president. If you are interested in serving in this capacity please contact Ginger Ries, Terri Brazell, or Beth Counts at 541-933-5336 or howardelementarypto@gmail.com. Elections will be held at the May 21st meeting.
Kindergarten Registration
If you have a child that will be 5 by September 1st or know of someone who does – kindergarten registration for next school year is underway! Please call our secretary, Lori at 541-790-4900 or stop by the school office for an enrolment packet.
Site Council Meeting
April 23, at 2:30 p.m. – Cite Council meeting regarding School Bond Measure (20-210).
Aubrey Park Elementary School
Albertson’s Bag Recycling Contest
This month Albertson’s is encouraging healthy competition amongst the schools in Eugene.  They want us to collect “hundreds” of pounds of plastic bags. Please bring in plastic bags to the school or your local Albertson’s for drop off. We will collect them and have a chance to win hundreds of dollars.  Here is the prize structure if we win:
$1,000 per district:
$500 gift card – 1st Place
$250 gift card – 2nd Place
$150 gift card – 3rd Place
$50 gift card – 4th and 5th Place
$4,000 in $10 gift cards to the first 400 schools that turn in their bags by the deadline.
Art Show
Thurs, April 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Kinder Open House
Tues, April 23, in rooms 1 and 21, from 9-9:45 a.m. You will have an opportunity to join one of our morning classes and participate in special activities to “Be a Kinder for a Day.” Due to limited space, we ask that siblings not attend. Call the office to reserve your spot.
Spring Creek Elementary School
“Look Me in the Eye” Assembly
Thurs, April 25, at 8:30 a.m.
Site Council Meeting
Wed, April 24, at 2:30 p.m.
Corridor Alternative Elementary
Talent Show
April 17, auditions are being held from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in the gym.

BOGO Scholastic Book Fair
April 22-25.

Monroe High School
Project Graduation
Wed, April 17, in the commons from 7-8:30 p.m.
South Benton Community Health & Safety Fair
Wed, April 20-5-8 p.m. at Monroe High School from 4-8 p.m. For more information call Strengthening Rural Families at 541-929-2535.
Monroe Grade School
Swimming Lessons
Register by 3 p.m. May 31. Registration form is available at the school office. Must be a district resident to attend. Swim lessons will be held at the Clemens Community Pool at the Philomath High School. Bus transportation is available.
Character Awards Assembly
Thurs, April 25, 9 a.m. – Life Skill Assemblies are to award selected children for positive displays of character. “Effort” is the Character Award this month.
Kindergarten Round-up and Open House
Wed, May 1, 6:30 p.m. – In order to sign your child up for Kindergarten, your child must be five years old by Sept 1, 2013. Bring child’s birth certificate and immunization history. Call the school office at 541-847-5139 for more information.
Harrisburg High School
Pageant
Sat, April 20 – Mr. Eagle Pageant.
Harrisburg Middle School
Picture Day
Tues, April 23 – Inter – State Studios Spring Picture Day.
Harrisburg Elementary School
Site Council
April 18 – Meeting at 7:30 a.m.
Kindergarten Registration for 2013-14
April 24, at 11 a.m. in the Library.  Registration forms available.  Please bring copies of Birth Certificate and Immunizations.  Your child must be five years old on or before Sept 1, 2013.
Parent Club
Parent Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

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Sports Wrap

Sports Wrap

Posted on 16 April 2013 by admin

Sports Wrap
Junction City High
School Sports
Baseball
Scoreboard
The Junction City Tigers baseball team won the Wed, April 3rd away conference game against Elmira by a score of 7-6.
The Junction City Tigers Baseball team lost the Fri, April 5th home conference game against Cottage Grove by a score of 8-5.
The Junction City Tigers baseball team lost the Mon, April 8th away conference game against Sisters by a score of 9-2.
The Junction City Tigers baseball team won the Wed, April 10th home conference game against Sweet Home by a score of 3-2.
The Junction City Tigers baseball team lost Fri, April 12th away conference game against La Pine by a score of 15-7.
Upcoming Games
Fri, April 19 – JV-and Varsity Baseball home games with Elmira at 4:30 p.m.
Tues, April 23 – JV-and Varsity games at Elmira at 4:30 p.m.
Softball
Scoreboard
The Junction City Tigers softball team lost the Mon, April 8th home conference game against Sisters by a score of 3-2.
Fri, April 19 – Varsity Softball home game at Elmira at 4:30 p.m.
Tues, April 23 – JV-and Varsity Softball home games with Elmira at 4:30 p.m.
Track
Thurs, April 18 – Track Meet at Elmira, multiple opponents at 4 p.m.
Sat, April 20 – Track Meet at Elmira at 10 a.m.
North Eugene Sports
Baseball
Scoreboard
The North Eugene Highlanders baseball team lost the Thurs, March 28th neutral tournament game against Newberg by a score of 6-5.
The North Eugene Highlanders baseball team won the Wed, April 3rd home conference game against Willamette by a score of 5-1
The North Eugene Highlanders baseball team won the Fri, April 5th away non-conference game against Sheldon by a score of 4-3.
The North Eugene Highlanders baseball team lost the Mon, April 8th home non-conference game against Thurston by a score of 13-0.
The North Eugene Highlanders baseball team lost the Wed, April 10th away conference game against Churchill by a score of 5-1.
Upcoming Games
Wed, April 17 – Game at Marshfield High School at 5 p.m.
Fri, April 19 – Home game with Marist High School at 5 p.m.
Mon, April 22 – Home game with  Springfield High School at 5 p.m.
Wed, April 24 – League event at Willamette High School at 5 p.m.
Softball
Scoreboard
The North Eugene Highlanders softball team lost the Wed, April 10th away conference game against Churchill by a score of 10-0.
Upcoming Games
Wed, April 17 – Game at Marshfield High School at 5 p.m.
Fri, April 19 – Home game with Marist High School at 5 p.m.
Mon, April 22 – Home game with Springfield High School at 5 p.m.
Wed, April 24 – Game at Willamette High School at 5 p.m.
Track Schedule
Wed, Apr 17 – Sheldon vs. North Eugene.
Wed, Apr 24 -Springfield at North Eugene.
Monroe High School Sports
Baseball
Scoreboard
The Monroe Dragons baseball team lost the Tues, March 26th home non-conference game against Regis by a score of 13-3.
The Monroe Dragons baseball team lost the Tues, March 26th neutral non-conference game against Umpqua Valley Christian by a score of 7-6.
The Monroe Dragons baseball team won the Tues, April 2nd home conference game against Lowell by a score of 5-3.
The Monroe Dragons Baseball team won the Fri, April 5th neutral conference game against Siletz Valley by a score of 16-6.
The Monroe Dragons baseball team lost the Tues, April 9th away conference game against Oakridge by a score of 1-0.
Upcoming Games
Wed, April 17 – Varsity Baseball home game with Riddle at 4:30 p.m.
Thurs, April 18 – JV-Baseball home game with Delphain at 4:30 p.m.
Fri, April 19 – Varsity Baseball in and with McKenzie at 4:30 p.m.
Sat, April 20 – JV-Baseball home games with Oakridge, two games at 4:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Mon, April 22 – Varsity Baseball in and with Lowell from 4:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Thurs, April 25 – JV-Baseball in and with Perrydale from 4:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Softball
Scoreboard
Upcoming Games
Sat, April 20 – Home game with Umpqua Valley Christian at noon.
Mon, April 22 – Game in and with Lowell from 4:30-2:30 p.m.
Wed, April 24 – Game in and with Yoncalla from 4:30-2:30.
Track Schedule
Thurs, April 18 – League Meet at Oakland from 4:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Sat, April 20 – Elmira Relays at Elmira, time to be announced.
Harrisburg
High School Sports
Baseball
Scoreboard
The Harrisburg Eagles baseball team won the Thurs, March 28th away non-conference game against Junction City by a score of 4-1.
The Harrisburg Eagles baseball team won the Tues, April 2nd away conference game against Blanchet Catholic by a score of 9-5.
The Harrisburg Eagles baseball team lost the Fri, April 5th away conference game against Jefferson by a score of 2-1.
The Harrisburg Eagles baseball team lost the Mon, April 8th neutral conference game against Jefferson by a score of 2-1.
The Harrisburg Eagles Baseball team lost the Tues, April 9th conference game against Pleasant Hill by a score of 1-0.
The Harrisburg Eagles baseball team lost Fri, April 12th away conference game against Salem Academy by a score of 9-3.
Upcoming Games
Wed, April 17 – Varsity Baseball League Event at Toledo at 4:30 p.m.
Fri, April 19 – Varsity Baseball League Event home game with Scio at 4:30 p.m.
Softball
Scoreboard
The Harrisburg Eagles softball team lost Tuesday’s game against Blanchet Catholic by a score of 6-10.
Upcoming Games
Wed, April 17 – Varsity Softball League Event at Toledo at 4:30p.m.
Fri, April 19 – Varsity Softball League Event home game with Scio at 4:30 p.m.
Track Schedule
Thurs, April 18 – Varsity Track at Blanchet School at 4 p.m.

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Train vs. Pickup-Truck

Train vs. Pickup-Truck

Posted on 03 April 2013 by admin

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JUNCTION CITY – On April 01, 2013 at approximately 9:59 pm the Junction City Police and Union Pacific investigators responded to a train vs. vehicle accident reported to be at 7th and West Front Streets.

The preliminary investigation determined a Union Pacific freight train was traveling south at approximately 37 mph, striking a 1989 Chevrolet pick-up that was stuck on the tracks near E. 9th and West Front.

The driver of the vehicle was identified to be Shelly McNeil from Astoria, Oregon. McNeil advised officer’s that she was going east on 10th, turned right onto Elm Street going south, then made a right turn onto an unimproved road going west. The road ended and she attempted to drive over the tracks, high centering. McNeil and her passenger tried to move the pick-up off the tracks, but heard a train approaching, sounding its horn.

McNeil and her passenger were able to exited the pick-up and get away from the tracks before the south bound train struck their pick-up. The train pushed the pick-up for two blocks, coming to a stop near 7th and West Front Street. No one was injured and the investigation revealed McNeil was operating without driving privileges, but not impaired.

McNeil was issued a citation for operating a motor vehicle without driving privileges. The scene was closed down for approximately two hours during the investigation.

If members of the public witnessed the accident, or have additional information about this case, they are encouraged to call the Junction City Police Department at 541-998-1245.
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