Record Passenger Airport Traffic

EUGENE, Ore. — Thanksgiving and Black Friday is over but business at the Eugene airport is not. Today is expected to be the airport’s second busiest passenger day ever.  Administrators say more than 1,700 passengers are expected to roll through the terminal today. Travelers said things ran pretty smoothly for them. “I noticed the security … Continue reading »

Making Black Friday Fun For Kids

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — During the Black Friday craziness, most of the focus is on adults getting started on their holiday shopping, so a local mall wanted to make sure kids didn’t feel left out. Gateway Mall had some special, free activities for little ones Friday, hoping to make the day a little more fun for … Continue reading »

Lines Brave the Cold for Black Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — Millions of Americans were in line all morning to get the lowest prices on Black Friday items. The Cabela’s at Gateway Mall opened its doors at 5 a.m. The line wrapped all the way around Cabala’s, International Fitness and into Target. Hundreds of people braved the cold to get their hands on … Continue reading »

Hundreds Run in Turkey Trot

EUGENE, Ore. — Before stuffing themselves with turkey, runners and walkers trotted around Valley River Center Thursday morning during the annual Turkey Trot. Racers could either run a four mile course or walk two miles. Some people came in costumes and slowly worked their way through the course, while others ran quickly. It’s not only … Continue reading »

Police to Increase DUII Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — With Thanksgiving on Thursday and Civil War game this Friday, local police departments are teaming up to keep impaired drivers off the road. The Eugene Police Department is reminding those planning to drink to find a safe ride home before heading to the Civil War game. To keep impaired drivers off the … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare FFLC Meals

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers with Food For Lane County have been busy putting the final touches on Thanksgiving meals for those in need. The turkey and mashed potatoes are for Food For Lane County partner agencies that are holding dinners Wednesday. That includes the Dining Room at 8th and Lincoln, Hilltop Pantry at Crow and … Continue reading »

Benton County Holiday Food Drive

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Volunteers started to assemble holiday food boxes on Tuesday at the Benton County Fairgrounds for those who need it. Judy Gibson, the coordinator for the 33rd annual drive, says the group puts together around 1,400 food boxes before Thanksgiving. “About 3,500 people a month are eating out of food boxes in Benton … Continue reading »

OSU Provides Free Holiday Food Hotline

CORVALLIS, Ore. — For many, the holidays mean having a family or friends over for a meal. But what about all that food that you accidentally left out? Is it still good? How do you cook the turkey? You can find answers to questions like this online, or you can call a free hotline to … Continue reading »

Turkeys Arrive for Community Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — The 25th annual Whiteaker Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner is quickly arriving, and volunteers are already preparing. The dinner is more than just a free meal for families in need - winter items are also handed out. Anyone can drop off donations at the Whiteaker Head Start Center. Volunteers need warm clothes, shoes and … Continue reading »

Friendly Street Church of God Hosts Meal

EUGENE, Ore. — As families gathered around their tables at home Thursday, folks at the Friendly Street Church of God welcomed the community to be a part of theirs. About 200 people came through for a meal that afternoon. With the help of 40 volunteers, the church made sure each person got some much needed … Continue reading »

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