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Fair A Success For RRJSHS Students

Several students, whether in the Future Farmers of America chapter at Rogue River Junior Senior High School or in area 4-H clubs, earned recognition and ribbons at the Jackson County Fair in Central Point July 12-16. More importantly, the students were able to sell their animals at prices per pound with which they were happy. Seven high school students in FFA and another in 4-H other entered hogs. Stephy Herinckx, who will be a senior at RRJSHS this coming school year, said she did "really well," earning a First Blue ribbon in Showmanship and the Third Red in Conformation. Confirmation is the form of the animal, relating to others in its breed. Rogue River's FFA group in hogs included Herinckx, her junior brother Andy Her-inckx, seniors Amber Cripps (Subscribe for full story)


New Fire Engine For EVFD

Evans Valley Fire District 6 found itself celebrating Christmas in July as their new fire engine arrived on Monday. Chief Bill Fuller was “more than pleased” with its arrival."I'm not the only one," he said. "Most of my staff are very excited." The engine is a 2018 HME equipped with an 850-gallon tank, auxiliary generator, and other options, Fuller said. Paint, decal, fire hoses, air packs and communications gear would be added in the next few weeks. The engine is replacing one that has been with the district for over 30 years. “It was time to get another engine,” he said. “Capt. Travis Crume and I discussed it, we discussed it with the board. But, funding (Subscribe for full story)


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