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Engagements, anniversaries, and weddings:; attach jpg photos with credit where applicable. Births submitted to the same address.

All of these items run Wednesdays only, unless the timing of an anniversary requires Saturday publication.

Happenings: Non-profit groups can share their information about events. Send them to Trisha Walker at As space allows, Happenings run in the Saturday and Wednesday editions.

Church news can be sent to; concerts, special services, speakers, or sermon series are welcome; jpg photos may also be attached. Church notes are almost always limited to the Saturday edition.

Entertainment: non-profits are encouraged to send us their information on concerts, speakers or other events, to or Jim Drake at

Classtime: Items about higher education scholastic accomplishments are welcome at

Sports items should go to Ben Mitchell at

There is no charge for any of these, but they are subject to editing.

Obituaries: Contact Esther Smith,; $30 per obituary, no length limit, photos included.

For all inquiries about submitting an item, call the newsroom at 541-386-1234.

Letters to the editor of a “thank you” nature are generally not published on the Viewpoint page, but these can be sent for use in Neighbors, to

Neighbors is a source of information about unusual events, acts of generosity, community outreach and personal achievements. Neighbors runs as space or content dictate.

During the holiday season, Holiday Happenings run separately, and can be sent to

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