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Yes, you can have a tidy native-plant garden. Here are some tips

Jessica DamianoAssociated PressFor decades, native plants were relegated to the “weed” section of many American gardeners’ minds. Most nurseries didn’t stock them. But that’s slowly changing.Native plants provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds and other beneficial critters. They effortlessly grow healthier and stronger than exotic species, seldom need[Read More…]

Classifieds – June 12, 2024

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Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.) May 24*A citation was given to Jesse A. Wilda Specht for driving while suspended near the 7000[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Be Strong – (Mark 3:20-28) “You are possessed by Beelzebub and you cast out demons by the ruler of demons.” That’s the accusation against Jesus. You can hear it linger in the air. “Jesus is possessed by Beelzebub.” Although the defamation inherent in this accusation has been lost over the[Read More…]

Today in History: Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 164th day of 2024. There are 202 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Florida, leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded; Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: Meadow Martell

This weekend I was blessed to attend a friend’s 80th birthday party outside of Mapleton, Oregon along the beautiful Siuslaw River. This is where I first landed when I moved to Oregon 50 years ago. What a déjà vu seeing longtime old friends and my first country living experience. I[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Tricolored blackbird

Tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) This week’s crawly probably looks quite familiar at a glance. Look again though. There are two different species of bird in our nifty collage photo.It’s highly likely you are familiar with the top bird. Heck, this time of year you probably see them daily.The bottom bird[Read More…]