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Submitted by Lil Thompson

Parents of upcoming kindergarten children:  Please come this Thursday, April 13 to Applegate Elementary for kindergarten Roundup at 3 pm.  Children must be five by September 1, 2017. The school offers a full-day program, five days a week.  Come meet the teacher and let your child see their classroom and enjoy an interactive environment.  Bring their immunization records and birth certificate.  For more information, call 541-935-2100.  It makes the transition to school much easier.

This Saturday, April 15 come out for a fun day of Easter Egg hunting at Crow- Applegate Church of the Nazarene. It is on Crow Road just off Territorial.  Start with a soup lunch at 12:30 pm, then the exciting hunt begins at 1 pm.  All are welcome.

Looking for a special Easter Service this Sunday, April 16?   Everyone is invited to come to either or both services in Lorane.  Sonrise Service at 7:30 am is once again at King Estate.  Then go to the Lorane Christian  Church at 8:30 am for a delicious Easter breakfast.  Worship is at 10 am.

Mark your calendars for the Annual Grandparents Tea at Applegate Elementary on April 20. Happy Easter!


Dollar General will be up and running after construction began last month. The store, according to  the city, will bring a grand total of three stores to Drain.


The After School Program at the Cobalt Activity Center is looking for art supplies.  Specifically they have made a request for paper towel and toilet paper tubes.  Tubes can be dropped off at the Cobalt Activity Center between 2:30 and 4:00 pm on Tuesday or Thursday.

Scammers are at it again.  The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male identifying himself as “Lt. Steven Harris” from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office asking for money to clear a warrant for missing jury duty.  The Caller ID shows the number 541-632-6338, which goes to a voicemail identifying themselves as the Sheriff’s Office.  This is a scam!  The Sheriff’s Office will not contact you over the phone to inform you of a warrant for your arrest.  If you have received a similar call but did not suffer a loss of money or property, you do not need to report it to the Sheriff’s Office. If you are concerned about the legitimacy of a call, conclude the call and contact the agency at their publically listed phone number.

The purpose of the Hope Restored Project is to help families with school-age children whose homes are in need of refurbishment in order to create an environment that is more conductive to learning.  The focus is on families who own their own homes, but due to life circumstances or hardships have been unable to carry out repairs or improvements that are needed for a better quality of life.  Community volunteers will be working around the clock May 19th, 20th, and 21st.  Hundreds of volunteers will be needed!!!

Project houses are on Kings Row, Evelyn and Meadow Lane.

Oregon Administrative Rules 33-061-0070 and City Ordinance #346 require the City to assure that the public water supply is protected from contamination.  In order to meet this requirement the City requires annual testing of all backflow devices – including all residential backflow devices.  Please contact a certified tester and have them test every backflow assembly you have.  They will forward a copy of the completed test report to the City. Not sure if you have a backflow device that requires testing or have questions about this requirement? Contact Mike Howard at 541-895-4044 or [email protected]

We have been getting large donations of eggs from local farmers, and we've gone through our carton supply. We need YOUR help!  The Pantry is in immediate need of clean, empty egg cartons, any size will do. You can leave them at the food pantry near our door, in boxes or bags if possible. We are located at 364 Cobalt Lane. Thank you.

The Creswell Food Pantry served 452 people in March - 308 adults and 144 children. That's over 9,000 pounds of food for people who might have otherwise gone hungry for part of the month. Thank you to those who help to support us in our mission: With dignity and fairness, Community Food for Creswell helps to facilitate the distribution of food to those in need in our community.

Also, just in time for Easter, the Food Pantry has some frozen turkeys available to qualifying families.  Contact the Pantry for more details.

Arbor Day celebration: April 28th at Garden Lake Park 12p.m. Cook Out tree planting ceremony, free trees and planting instructions. Sponsored by the City of Creswell and Coast Fork Watershed Council. 

The time for spring cleaning is here!  Take advantage of the Creswell Community Wide Yard Sale – free up some space and make some cash.  Sign up today to participate!! Registration deadline is April 30, 2017.  Register online at:

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