Local Bell Ringer Making A Difference

EUGENE, Ore. — This holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the sounds of bells ringing and red kettles welcoming donations. KEZI 9 News spent some time with a local Salvation Army volunteer who is making a difference. It’s the sounds of the season coupled with a little holiday cheer. Jim Bandy, 71, is one of … Continue reading »

Interview: Ugly Sweater Run

EUGENE, Ore. — You can only wear your ugly sweaters once a year, so you may as well wear them proud! You’re invited to join Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run happening this weekend in Eugene. The event supports a few different local nonprofits. The run starts at Alton Baker Park and ends at Fifth Street Public … Continue reading »

Interview: Christmas Lights Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — ‘Tis the season to take in the lights. Amazing holiday displays are up at homes across the area. You’re invited to take a tour. On KEZI 9 News Midday, Cheryl Gregory with Sunshine Limo Service explained more about its 9th annual Christmas Light Tour for local senior citizens and families of the … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Hera

EUGENE, Ore. — Hera, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week is a 2-year-old purebred Xoloitzcuintli, also known as a Mexican Hairless dog. Hera is looking for a loving home that will give her time to adjust to her new environment. Her history with dogs and cats is unknown, so she will need slow … Continue reading »

Viewer Donates Van to Nonprofit

EUGENE, Ore. — KEZI 9 News recently brought you the story of Life 9 Rescue as part of our making a difference segment. We told you about how Tasha Roberts who rescues feral and stray cats and helps them get spayed and neutered. We also showed images of how she uses her own car to … Continue reading »

Out & About: Nov. 28th-30th

Check out these fun events happening all over Western Oregon! Out & About Links: Wine Country Thanksgiving Open House Oregon Ballet Academy presents “Swan Lake” Last Friday Art Walk Corvallis Community Christmas Parade Oakway Center Tree Lighting For more information on other great events, or to submit your own, click here.

Pet of the Week: Marco

EUGENE, Ore. — Marco, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is a Retriever/Lab mix. He is 4 years old and weighs 70 pounds. He is looking for a family that spends a lot of time at home because he prefers to be at home with people. He would do okay with older children, maybe 15 years … Continue reading »

Springfield Woman Wins ThanksGiveAway

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield woman finally knows what it feels like to win something. Judy King is the lucky winner of a $1,000 Visa gift card from Oregon Community Credit Union. It’s all part of the KEZI Ultimate ThanksGiveAway contest. King dropped by the OCCU headquarters on Chad Drive to pick up her prize, … Continue reading »

Tackling Tobacco Trends

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Smoking trends from the past few years show many Americans are choosing to quit, but health officials say that’s not enough. They’re still pushing for a tobacco-free society. “I was diagnoses with COPD, and I immediately started in pulmonary rehab,” said former smoker Carol Brittingham Clay. Clay smoked cigarettes on and off … Continue reading »

Interview: Create Something Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The crowds will rush out to malls all across the country the day after Thanksgiving, but there’s a greener alternative to Black Friday. It’s called Create Something Day put on by MECCA. People will be making gifts out of reuse materials in an effort to reduce our waste during the holiday season. … Continue reading »

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