EUGENE, Ore. — A sweet and gooey crowd-pleaser will be back at this year’s Daffodil Festival in Junction City, and the local bakery supplying the treat says they’re sure to be a hit.
New Day Bakery in Eugene will be providing their fresh baked cinnamon rolls for the 42nd Annual Daffodil Drive Festival, coming up next week at the Long Tom Grange.
Organizers say last year, they asked New Day to provide blueberry coffee cake, but the public was not happy that the traditional cinnamon rolls weren’t available. So this year, they made sure they’re on the menu.
New Day says their cinnamon rolls are a hot item at the bakery.
“Cinnamon rolls are usually the first to sell out every day, and it’s very rare that they make it over to the day-old table,” said New Day Bakery employee, Leila Laurila. She says some customers come in everyday, just to buy them.
This year’s Daffodil Festival starts Saturday, March 15, at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. And as always, it’s free!
Oregon forward Mike Moser, guard Johnathan Loyd, guard Jason Calliste:
EUGENE, Ore — Senior guard Jason Calliste scored a team-high 18 points and fellow senior Johnathan Loyd added 16 points as Oregon stunned No. 3 Arizona 64-57 in front of a sold out Matthew Knight Arena.
The Ducks took a 2-0 lead 32 seconds into the game and did not lead again until the 4:22 mark of the second half, when Calliste hit a jump shot.
Senior Mike Moser also scored in double figures, with ten points and ten rebounds.
With the win, the Ducks are the seven seed in the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas.
Oregon will play Oregon State in the first round, marking the first time the two teams will meet in the conference tournament.
Tipoff is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the MGM Garden Arena. The winner will advance to play UCLA.
Oregon State guard Roberto Nelson, forward Eric Moreland, Forward Angus Brandt, forward Devon Collier:
Courtesy: OSU Sports Information
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State honored its seniors in a big way on Saturday afternoon, taking down Arizona State in overtime, 78-76 in front of a rowdy Gill Coliseum crowd.
The Beavers will face Oregon in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
After being down by 14 midway through the second half, Arizona State (21-10, 10-8 Pac-12) battled back to force overtime. In the extra period, Roberto Nelson put the team on his back, getting a steal with 51 seconds left, then proceeding to cash in a three with 21 seconds to go. The clutch shot gave Oregon State (16-14, 8-10) a 76-72 lead that Arizona State could not overcome, as the Beavs escaped with the victory from the line.
Eric Moreland grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and scored a team-high 16-points, providing the Beavers with energy all over the court.
Nelson scored 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the floor. The Santa Barbara, Calif. native also came up with six rebounds and three assists.
Malcolm Duvivier had his best game in Beaver uniform, dropping a career-high 13 points after a 4-of-7 shooting performance.
“This was a hard fought game and that was a good team,” Oregon State head coach Craig Robinsonsaid. “It was out of my hands, our guys just made sure that we were going to win. These senior days are emotional for the guys. It’s hard to realize that you’re coming down to the end. It is overwhelming for everyone, and our energy level could have been flat but we came out really well.”
The Beavs were able to limit Arizona State to a 41 percent shooting performance (25-for-61) and outrebounded the Sun Devils 44-33. Oregon State also took advantage of a 21-11 second chance points differential.
Jahii Carson finished the afternoon with 24 points, seven assists and four rebounds for Arizona State. Jonathan Gilling also played well, scoring 20 points and grabbing five boards.
The Beavers came out with a tenacious 1-3-1-zone defense that gave the Devils fits, as Oregon State pushed out to a 9-1 lead five minutes in to the contest. ASU would respond with a 9-0 run to go ahead by one, 10-9 with 12:40 remaining in the half.
Duvivier hit back-to-back three’s and a pair of free throws that put Oregon State up by seven, 17-10, with just under 11 minutes on the clock.
With 37 seconds left in the frame, Duvivier did it again, splashing a three-ball from the corner off an assist from Hallice Cooke that extending the Oregon State advantage to 33-28.
Going into the locker room, the Beavers maintained the 33-28 lead, after holding the Devils to a 36 percent clip (9-for-25) from field and outrebounding ASU 18-12 in the first 20 minutes of play. Oregon State also shot a lights out 80 percent (4-of-5) from beyond the arc, three of which came from Duvivier in the opening period.
Oregon State took a 13-point lead at the 14-minute mark of the final frame, 48-35, after a Moreland got a hoop and harm to fall off a steal in transition.
The Sun Devils wouldn’t quit, going on a 6-0 run that narrowed the Beavers’ edge to 54-46 with just 9 minutes left to play. The lead would be cut even further, as ASU trimmed it to four, 57-53 at the 5:33 mark.
With a minute to go, Nelson fired up a three, grabbed his own rebound and laid one in amidst three ASU defenders to put Oregon State up 67-61.
Gilling would keep it close after hitting a three with 35 seconds to go, and on the next possession Jermaine Marshall would tie it all up at 67 with a three of his own. The Beavers had a chance to win in regulation with a final shot from Nelson, but it hit back iron as ASU forced overtime.
EUGENE, Ore. — Young scientists from all over Oregon came together on the University of Oregon campus Saturday.
The school hosted two big science events including the third annual UO Science and Invention Fair and the Central Western Oregon Science Expo.
Elementary through high school students came from all over the region to present their science inventions for a chance to move on to the Intel Northwest Science Expo.
The fair also featured hands-on science activities, workshops, and even an appearance from the Slug Queen. LEBRITY.
“It’s really about your process and what you learned from it. So the judges are looking for how you came up with your idea, what your question was, how your process went, and what you learned,” said Brandy Todd, Slug Queen.
About 120 entries were judged by a panel of UO scientists and graduate students.
EUGENE, Ore. — Community members took home old desks, globes, and televisions Saturday afternoon from the Bethel Surplus Sale.
It was the first time the Bethel Education Foundation held this type of fundraiser. Organizers expected to make a few thousand dollars during the sale.
All of the money raised at the sale will go back into the Bethel School District to help pay for classroom supplies and field trips.
“You know it’s just so meaningful when you can put that money back into teachers, parents. You know that it makes a difference for these kids. You know every dollar makes a difference when you’re talking about supplies that kids need or experiences that you want them to have,” said Brooke Cottle, Bethel Education Foundation president.
The foundation will have another fundraiser on May 10th. It’ll be selling compost at schools at throughout the Bethel School District.
EUGENE, Ore. — The topic of peace was front and center Saturday in Eugene.
Delta Kappa Gamma hosted a peace symposium at the First United Methodist Church in Eugene. The organization brought in a variety of speakers to talk about different aspects of peace and how it can be incorporated into our schools and daily lives.
“The main message is that we can name lots of people who are participants in war but we can name many participants in peace. Who are the American Nobel Peace Prize winners?” said Yvonne Fasold, member of the Lambda chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma.
One of the main speakers was a war veteran and teacher at North Eugene High School.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands of Lane County students read their way into a book battle. Saturday the teams went head to head for a shot at a Battle of the Books state competition.
Since the start of the school year, kids became experts on more than a dozen books and competed against other teams within their school. Saturday the best teams from their schools went head to head in the regional competition.
For students competing in the Battle of the Books, a question on a book is something they could answer in just a matter of seconds. “We practiced, we read a lot,” said Maya Hampton, Walterville Elementary School student.
“They agree to read 16 books in common with kids all over the state and these extra books. So these are 16 books that they aren’t assigned in school,” said Paul Weill, Springfield School District curriculum coordinator.
The students battling in the classrooms at Thurston High School have been training for this competition for several months.
“These are teams that won the school battles, so they were champions in their schools, so they battled it out with lots of kids to get here,” said Weill.
For the Walterville Elementary School team, they had to recruit a new member for the competition. “He was on another team before, but then we needed an alternate and so he took a test and he got on our team,” said Hampton.
Walterville was just one of the 48 teams competing, all trying to finish in the top three to go to the state competition. Even though many of the teams didn’t make it past Saturday’s competition, the incentive to read was worth every minute.
“Kids are reading a lot and they get excited about books which is really important because reading motivation is as important as the instructions of reading for kids to be successful and move on with their academic careers,” said Weill.
The three teams that qualified for state at the competition were the O’Hara Catholic School, Edgewood Elementary School, and Ridgeline Elementary School.
EUGENE, Ore. — Two young animal lovers in Eugene used their day off from school to give back to their community.
These Prairie Mountain School students say they got the idea while sitting in class and talking about business. They noticed the bracelets they were wearing were popular around school so, they decided to sell them.
The kids sell them at school to classmates but with their day off Friday, they chose to walk around their neighborhood and sell door-to-door. All the proceeds were donated to the Greenhill Humane Society. The kids and parents say it’s a good use of their time.
“We made all of the bracelets and then tried to find days where we had no school to make them and sell them to people,” said Andrew Askew, one of the students who started the idea.
“There’s a lot of kids and they all like to do things together. They all play together and stuff like that. They’re all having fun all the time. so, it’s great they’re being productive and doing good things with their time,” said Kim Mercurio, parent of another kid who started the bracelet business.
The bracelets are at the humane society for anyone who’d like to buy one. They’re 50 cents per bracelet.
Showers will shift to heavy rain Saturday night, accompanied by gusty winds. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the coast until 4 a.m. Sunday. Winds will be out of the south 25-35 mph with gust 50-60 mph (60-70 mph along beaches and headlands). Winds will be breezy inland with sustained winds out of the south 10-20 mph and gusts near 35 mph.
Showers will continue on and off Sunday. The snowline will start around 6,500 feet and fall to 4,500 feet Sunday night. Mountains can expect 3-5 inches of new snow Sunday night. A few showers will continue into Monday. Another 1-3 inches of snow is possible above 3,500 feet.
High pressure builds Tuesday. After some patchy fog in the morning, skies will transition to mostly sunny by the afternoon. Mostly sunny to partly sunny skies will continue through the end of the week. Highs will remain in the upper 50s.
Have a good Sunday!
Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn
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