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Black Friday

Christmas is fast approaching. That means Christmas shopping. The problem as I see it is why do the "Black Friday" sales start in October and continue into December? How fit that title become attached to the day after Thanksgiving? I'll explain.

A Special Whiskey for a Thanksgiving Cocktail: Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon & the Old Pal


It’s here – my most favorite time of year! We get to surround ourselves with loved ones, think about all the things we are grateful for, and eat our weight in mashed potatoes! Wheeee! What more could you want? Well, booze of course, duh. Don’t worry your sweet potato head about it. I gotchoo, boo. […]
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Arik Armstead Looks Forward to Thanksgiving and Civil War


First off, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! One thing that I’m thankful for is being able to attend the University of Oregon and watching the Ducks dominate every team they play. On the defensive side of the ball, Arik Armstead has been...

A Poem on the Civil War 2k14


“Everyone has somewhere to go.” Head Coach Mark Helfrich made this statement earlier this week when someone brought up Thanksgiving. I imagine if another player, coach or friend didn’t take in our out-of-state Ducks there would be plenty of fans...

Dinners Given to Military Families


EUGENE, Ore. — One hundred military families got thanksgiving meals this Wednesday morning at an Albertsons in Eugene. The store on 18th Ave. donated the money from its Turkey Bucks campaign to support those who serve America and the loved ones they leave behind. Sandy Giles’s husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan for the holiday … Continue reading »

Police Increase DUII Patrols


EUGENE, Ore. — In an effort to protect the community against impaired drivers, the Eugene Police Department will put saturation patrols on the road and search out those driving under the influence. Drivers who suspect dangerous or possible DUII drivers are encouraged to call 911 to support the effort. The targeted DUII enforcement effort is designed to … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving Weekend Winery Events


Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to go and explore our amazing wineries located throughout Oregon. Whether you head up north for some cold climate Pinot Noir or down south for some big red varietals, this is the weekend to do it. Go out and see what fantastic finds are out there! Cheers!

Growing Up Italian: Giving Many Grazie


Thanksgiving if the holiday that made me a better person. It made me more aware that there are so many reasons to be grateful, and I need to celebrate each one of them. Mille Grazie! (A thousand thank you's)

Whiteaker Thanksgiving Turkeys Delivered


EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College got a big delivery in time for the Thanksgiving holiday–1,500 pounds of turkey. LCC is getting ready for the 26th annual Whiteaker Free Community Thanksgiving Day dinner. Culinary arts students will prepare the turkeys that will feed more than 2,200 homeless and less fortunate men, women, and children. “We … Continue reading »

Man accused of burglarizing church late Thanksgiving night


A Corvallis man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a church late on Thanksgiving or early Friday morning.
Benton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Hardison grew suspicious when he happened upon a man wheeling a cart full of audio-visual equipment down the street at 1:30 Friday morning.
The cart of electronic equipment, valued at at least $10,000, was labeled First Presbyterian Church. The man, Joshua John Leroy Reith, 33, of Corvallis, was a probationer who had been released from jail earlier in the month on theft and drug possession convictions.
Deputy Hardison stopped Reith while he was walking east on Northwest Fifth Street near Tyler Avenue, about a half-mile away from the church, according to the Hardison’s probable-cause affidavit, which was filed in court. During a search, Hardison found Reith allegedly in possession of a snort tube that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Investigators believe that Reith was caught shortly after the alleged burglary and was on his way home or to someone else’s residence with the stolen property, according to Sgt. Randy Hiner of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
Reith pleaded not guilty in Benton County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon to charges of first-degree aggravated theft, second-degree burglary and possession of methamphetamine.
The district attorney’s office listed three aggravating factors in the theft charge: Reith has persistent involvement in property crimes, is accused of stealing from a church during the Thanksgiving holiday and is on felony probation.

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