Dody Patterson underwent open heart surgery at age 87.
On Tuesday, she celebrated her 103rd birthday with four generations of her family.
Patterson was born in west Texas and was a cattle farmer.
She said her secret to a long life is hard work.
For the first time in 5 years, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency will issue citations to some Eugene residents for violating a burn ban.
LRAPA said the citations, which are just as legally binding as a traffic ticket, will go to residents whose homes were shown to have a chimney emitting visible smoke during late-November's burn ban.
Wood stoves and fireplaces emitting visible smoke were prohibited while the weather trapped smoke in the valley last month.
"We have full legal authority to enforce the city ordinances of Eugene and Springfield," said Sally Markos, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency spokeswoman.
The 82,000 Lane County residents who depend on food stamps have been struggling with recent cuts.
During the recession, the federal government increased its funding of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Those relying on assistance received a bump up.
However, that boost expired in November.
While the cut will save the federal government an estimated $5 billion in 2014, residents like Katie Thomas says the adjustment has been difficult.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu will return to the University of Oregon for the 2014 season, the University of Oregon said Tuesday.
Both star players were eleigible to leave Oregon and seek a spot in the NFL.
Carrie Underwood stars in the role of Maria von Trapp in NBC's live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," based on the original Broadway musical.
The live telecast of "The Sound of Music" is #LiveOnKMTR this Thursday, December 5, at 8 p.m.
Food for Lane County is getting ready for its annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.
The tradition started in Eugene over 20 years ago, becoming a national event in 1993.
A driver suffered serious injuries when he attempted to turn left onto Highway 20 and got hit by an oncoming car Tuesday morning, Oregon State Police said.
Forecasters say there is a considerable amount of uncertainty at this point, but they see snow falling overnight Thursday into Friday down to the valley floor - not to mention on the beach.
And the current outlook calls for the most snow to fall south of Corvallis in places like Eugene, Florence and Roseburg.
The Eugene YMCA said Tuesday that it had submitted its formal proposal. The pitch includes recreation for 4J students, as well as a component honoring the history of the stadium.
A semi truck and trailer overturned when the rear wheels slid off the icy road shoulder and into a ditch Tuesday morning.