Juniors Win Air Band Contest
When looking for a theme for Rogue River Junior-Senior High School's an-nual Air Band Contest, the junior class dipped into the well of its collective childhood. The juniors chose cartoons as its theme, and the execution of its routine persuaded a panel of judges to a narrow by one point victory over the RRJSHS seniors during an assembly on Fri., April 6.
Haag Wins Five Events
Seventh-grader Sam Haag won four events on his own and helped in winning the 4x100 boys' relay for Rogue River in a four-team middle school track and field meet at Chieftain Stadium on Wed., April 4. Haag won the 200 in 25.88 seconds, the 100 high hurdles in 16.44, the high jump at four feet, eight inches, and the long jump at 16-5. He was also the anchor in the 4x100 with fellow seventh graders Raiden Takahashi, Aaron Fehrenbacher and Said McWillie as the team won that race in 54.25 seconds. Eighth-grader Ayrica Hansen won in the long jump at 12-6 and was part of (Subscribe for full story)
New Standards For Western Juniper Wood
Oregon State University scientists have concluded an exhaustive series of tests on western juniper lumber and opened the door to commercial wood markets for an invasive tree that has spread widely across central and eastern Oregon and other parts of the Great Basin. The test results were accepted in February by the American Lumber Standards Committee, a nonprofit organization whose accreditation program forms the basis for the sale of most softwood lumber sold in North America. Acceptance means that, for the first time, western juniper will be listed in the National Design Specification for Wood Construction, the handbook used by engineers and buyers to select wood for applications from sign posts to houses. Increased (Subscribe for full story)