For being a fairly small town, the library located in the heart of Corvallis is a good one. The selection of books and media is diverse and they're good about continually adding new items and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I have fond memories of being a small child in this library and feeling very much at home.. and I really used to love visiting Eeyore the rabbit (I'm sure that dates me!).
we used to go play minigolf quite often at golf city when I was younger.. it's a nice, well kept course, and the staff is friendly. It can be crowded on the weekends but is usually fairly empty during the week and that's a good time to go if you can. Just don't attempt to go during the field burning season if you have asthma or allergies of any sort.
My husband and I were married in this church 10 years ago. We had a hard time finding a place that would even speak to us because not only were we sharing an apartment, we were also trying to plan a wedding in Corvallis from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. The people here were wonderful, agreed to do their counselling sessions over the phone and allowed us to write a ceremony that was meaningful to both my husband and I.
I called this fellowship when I was trying to arrange my wedding in my hometown. We ended up chosing a different path, due to my husband's family, but the people I spoke with were kind, understanding of our co-habitation and willing to work with us on the type of ceremony WE wanted, rather than just having their standard ceremony. I would highly recommend them.
but when I needed help, I was unable to get phone calls returned or assistance of any sort. When I wanted to get married in the church, I was told that they didn't know if there would be any clergy, so I'd be better off looking elsewhere. I was sorely disappointed in the way I was treated while trying to reconnect with the catholic faith.
I love the book bin! It's a large location and fairly easy to navigate. Prices are very reasonable and the selection is large. One complaint might be that the staff seems to wander off and isn't easily found, but unless I'm at checkout, that's not really an issue for me as I like to be left alone when I browse. I always make time to go down there when I'm in town!
I feel like I got a very good education at CHS and appreciate having had the opportunities that I did with both extracurricular activites and AP classes. The teachers truly cared about the students and I feel like they mostly wanted to help us realize our potential and to grow and change. The best teachers I had were those in the fine arts and my French teacher - but I don't feel that I was given a strong enough math and science education to allow me to pursue either of those fields post-high school. I was told by one science teacher, after asking for help outside of class to understand an concept I was struggling with that I was simply too stubborn to learn and he couldn't help me. I also had both a science and a math teacher who would teach to the blackboard.. the students would copy down the answers to the homework questions and hope we'd stay afloat on exams.
I went to LBCC for a number of years (part time) and found the teachers there to be very helpful and understanding... when I was in the process of leaving an abusive marriage, I recieved more help and support from my teachers to help me continue with my studies and be able to finish the term than I would have reasonably expected. I really appreciate their assistance and being made to feel like I mattered rather than just being one of the masses.
we've been treated very fairly by the people at Kauffman tire.. the work has been done quickly and we havent' felt like we were being taken advantage of in any way. We've gone there twice so far and will go again next time we need tires!