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Passion with a purpose: County commissioner crafts pens for a cause
For nearly a decade, Lane County Commissioner Pat Farr has crafted personalized wooden pens from the woodshop in his Bethel garage. He’s given out hundreds to people within nonprofits in Lane County, as well as to numerous individuals across the world.
Willamette Oaks residents receive second doses
The energy was high Friday at Willamette Oaks, a retirement community in Eugene, as eager residents received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Eugene resident Bernice Homan, 104, is one of many who received their second dose. Homan survived the Influenza Pandemic in 1918, also known as the Spanish Flu.
Nimrod family reflects on Holiday Farm Fire, shares road to rebuilding
The Holiday Farm Fire destroyed over 170,000 acres last fall, and the road to rebuilding has been far from easy for those who fell victim to the destruction. I spoke to one family Wednesday who was evacuated from their Nimrod property back in September. Full story here: https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Nimrod-family-reflects-on-Holiday-Farm-Fire-shares-road-to-rebuilding-573817441.html?fbclid=IwAR1PpwBb2cOaXS9OQJqK0NaTzpYU3e0ZCZEtLmyKIYiR-UA9eTRuzLQGgsE
Vida couple finds strength after losing nearly everything in wildfire
Residents in some of the hardest hit areas from the Holiday Farm Fire are getting their first look at the damage done to their homes. Marcia and Carey Anderson have been married for 45 years, but have been together for 50. They returned to their Vida property to see for themselves what was left on Sunday and nearly everything was gone. Full story here: https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Vida-couple-572558981.html
Holiday Farm Fire victims face 'uphill battle' to rebuild
After the Holiday Farm Fire destroyed more than 173,000 acres and more than 400 homes, the road to rebuilding has been a tough reality for those still trying to pick up the pieces. Marcia Anderson and her husband, Carey, lost nearly everything in September’s flames.
Mental health issues rise in children as pandemic continues to take toll
As the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic approaches, it's clear that it's taken a mental toll on the lives of us all, in one way or another. That’s no exception for children, who crave and miss social interaction and even the support of a therapist or teacher in the classroom. I spoke to several families, as well as experts about the issue that many say deserves more attention.