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When Catherine Beeston went to look at the dogs at Greenhill Humane Society, something happened.

"They give me the paperwork, and I can't fill out that form, and my hands start to shake and my blood sugar - I started to sweat, which is usually an indication to me that my blood sugar's dropping," she recalled. "It got really bad."

She wasn't the only one who noticed.

As Beeston's blood sugar dropped, she happened to be visiting with a dog named Claire

"She just kind of turned her head and was looking at me with the oddest ... that look of, 'What the - what is wrong with you, human?'" Beeston recalled.

Helicopters help harvest Christmas trees

Helicopters help harvest Christmas trees »Play Video
Holiday Tree Farm relies on helicopters to help harvest Christmas trees from its 8,500 acres near Corvallis, Oregon.

Holiday Tree Farm relies on helicopters to help harvest Christmas trees from its 8,500 acres near Corvallis, Oregon.

Holiday Tree Farms is the biggest Christmas tree farm in Oregon. The Beaver State is the nation's leading producer of Christmas trees with $110 million in annual sales.

From Turkey Creek to Lower Turkeyfoot: Thanksgiving, by the numbers

From Turkey Creek to Lower Turkeyfoot: Thanksgiving, by the numbers »Play Video

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. This event is regarded by many as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag  Indians in attendance played a  key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.

The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday 151 years ago (Oct. 3, 1863) when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.

Did a shelter dog detect a visitor's diabetes?

Did a shelter dog detect a visitor's diabetes? »Play Video
Catherine Beeston with Claire

When Catherine Beeston went to look at the dogs at Greenhill Humane Society, something happened.

"They give me the paperwork, and I can't fill out that form, and my hands start to shake and my blood sugar - I started to sweat, which is usually an indication to me that my blood sugar's dropping," she recalled. "It got really bad."

She wasn't the only one who noticed.

As Beeston's blood sugar dropped, she happened to be visiting with a dog named Claire

"She just kind of turned her head and was looking at me with the oddest ... that look of, 'What the - what is wrong with you, human?'" Beeston recalled.

Woman found dead at Springfield motel

Woman found dead at Springfield motel »Play Video
Eugene-Springfield Fire responded just before midnight on Sunday to the Village Inn Motel.

Police discovered a woman's body at a motel last weekend. A death investigation is in progress.

How to safely thaw and roast a turkey

How to safely thaw and roast a turkey »Play Video

A whole turkey is safe when cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer. Check the internal temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.

All in a Day's Drive: Thanksgiving edition

All in a Day's Drive: Thanksgiving edition »Play Video

There are plenty of places where you and the family can work up an appetite before that Thanksgiving feast.

And a few places around town are offering families a Thanksgiving morning workout.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Keep on gardening with a DIY greenhouse

Keep on gardening with a DIY greenhouse

As your flower bed and veggie patch goes dormant, many green thumbs simply forget about getting their hands dirty for a few months.

By building your very own greenhouse, however, you can create your own winter workstation.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Water line break lifts road, causes cloudy water

Tap water may appear cloudy but is safe to drink after a water main break sent 500,000 gallons blasting out a break in a pipe.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Hwy 58

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Hwy 58
First responders move an injured man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of the crash Wednesday near Dexter Reservoir. It is not yet known whether the vehicle in the photograph was involved in the crash or not; an eyewitness described the vehicle involved as a small truck. Photo courtesy Randy Simon

A vehicle hit a pedestrian on Highway 58 about 8 miles east of Pleasant Hill on Wednesday, Oregon State Police said.