Last Weekend For Xmas Tree Sales

EUGENE, Ore. —   With Christmas just a couple days away, it’s coming down to the wire for people who are still looking to buy a tree. Some Christmas tree lots have already closed up shop, but many others will welcome customers until Christmas Eve. The Hartsell family has been running Christmas tree lots for more … Continue reading »

Last Minute Shoppers Find Deals

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some shoppers say you just got to be patient and you can find gifts at great prices and for the most part, things were still in stock. About the only thing they had to complain about were long lines. “Being a little patient was definitely worth it because it’s not quite Christmas … Continue reading »

Night to Remember

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a night to remember for the families of the Pearl Buck Preschool, Friday. The night started off with the kids getting to meet the Emerald’s Sluggo. Then they hopped on a magical yellow bus for a Christmas lights tour. When they got back, they got some hot chocolate and cookies … Continue reading »

How to Protect Your Holiday Presents

EUGENE, Ore. — The average American will pays about $800 for gifts this holiday season, including high tech gadgets, video games, computers, tablets and phones. You buy them, but are you protecting your investments? Debbie Janecek with the Eugene Police Department joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to give tips on how to protect … Continue reading »

Runners Show Off Ugly Sweaters

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s not your usual running attire, but hundreds threw on ugly Christmas sweaters and ran through downtown Eugene Sunday. This 5K walk and run is not only an athletic competition. Participants are judged on who wore the tackiest holiday get-up. It started at Alton Baker Park and ended at 5th Street Public … Continue reading »

Last Day of Toy Distribution

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The early blast of winter weather was tough on everyone especially on Toys for Tots collection. Organizers say it’s been a busy and worrisome distribution weekend for them, because each day they were concerned they wouldn’t have all they wanted and needed to serve the families in our community this year. … Continue reading »

Residents Enjoy 61st Annual Parade

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The holiday spirit was alive in Springfield Saturday as streets were filled with thousands of excited residents who came to watch the re-scheduled 61st Annual Springfield Christmas Parade. Luckily, the weather was cooperating for the event unlike last week. Judging from the size of the crowd, the recent cold spell didn’t ruin … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Begins Distribution

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More than 700 Toys for Tots tickets were handed out Friday to Eugene and Springfield parents, many of whom lined up all day Saturday to get their hands on some great gifts for their kids. Hundreds of parents were lined up outside and inside down at the Springfield Armory waiting for their … Continue reading »

Parents Line Up for Tickets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Toys for Tots collection campaign will be over Saturday after the Springfield Parade, but now comes the really fun part. At 10 a.m. Friday, more than a hundred people were lined up at the Springfield Armory, to get a ticket for this weekend’s toy handout five hours before the doors opened. … Continue reading »

Volunteer Firefighters Helping Kids

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Volunteer firefighters at the Locke Fire Station in Corvallis each donate 170-200 hours a month of their time to the community. It’s a profession that means long hours and hard work. The paycheck? A love for helping people. “I did a ride along in Eugene,” said volunteer Justin Lewis. “And they ended … Continue reading »

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