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After Ten Years The ROC Is Closing

Rogue River will be losing the only after-school youth program at the end of May. The Rogue Outreach Center (ROC) will be closing its doors after providing an after school youth program to students in the Rogue River School District for the past ten years. “Our last day will be May 26th”, said Tina Fredenburg. “We lost our lease at 211 Pine Street and have been unable to locate another building near the school and within our budget”. The ROC was established on February 26, 2010, as a non-profit organization exclusively for mentorship, personal support, and education of the youth in the Rogue River area.The school program was opened as a drop in youth center for the Rogue River Middle School students. The students were able to drop in and hang out with friends giving them activities for after school. When the (Subscribe for full story)

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Breaking Ground at Dove Place

Dozens of people descended upon an open tract of land located in the 5800 block of Foothill Boulevard on May 20 to celebrate the groundbreaking of new homes for local families. Last Saturday, Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity’s executive director Denise James and other RVHH members were joined by selected families and local VIPs, including Louise Wall the owner of Dove Book Center who donated the land and city councilor Don Daugherty, representing the city, since Mayor Pam VanArsdale was ill. Other councilors were invited but did not show up."This is a great day," she said. "We have a great turnout, and everyone is anxious for this to project to finally start." Now known as Dove Place, the property located at 5875 Foothill Boulevard consists of two-and-a-half acres of land and was donated to Rogue Valley Habitat in August 2015. Wall said she felt (Subscribe for full story)

 

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