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Old Fashioned Fun in Store at Jo Co Fair

An old-fashioned county fair awaits visitors at the Josephine County Fair in Grants Pass today, Wed.,Aug. 19 through Sat., Aug.22. Choosing a local-style fair with attractions that have worked well in the past, the Josephine County Fair features the familiar with a twist of the new here and there. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, featuring the Paul Maurer Carnival, all the food and commercial vendors, 4-Hand FFA exhibits, and flower and vegetable exhibits. Admission on the first day of the fair, Aug. 19, is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12. The admission the following three days is $9 for adults and $5 for kids 6-12. Kids 5 and under get in free throughout the fair. Season passes to the (Subscribe for full story)


Citizens Create Watch Group

A Community Watch group has been established in Wimer by local citizens who want to keep their neighborhood safe. The group’s second meeting took place on Saturday, August 15 at the Evans Valley Education and Community Center. About 25 people were in attendance at the meeting.Topics such as setting up a committee and what the group’s hopes are for the future were discussed. The group was established with the help of Joeand Allie Goodlett, a local married couple who have three kids. “We’re the kind of people who don’t lock our doors, that’s changed,” Allie Goodlett said. “We’ve noticed a trend that’s been increasing in crime,” Joe Goodlett added, who also (Subscribe for full story)


Students Learn with Help Through the Sevin Basins Youth Water shed Council

1For the second year, the Seven Basins Youth Water-shed Council (SBYWC) is operating a summer program connecting Rogue River students to the Elderberry Recreation area and the head waters of Evans Creek. This summer’s program is sponsored by agrant from the Jubitz Foundation and includes a small amount of scholarship money for the most active participants. “Summer is the best time for learning forest ecology and the realities of recreation on our public lands,” said club advisor Marie Reeder. “I dream of seeing this program grow to allow students to earn science credits and get enough depth of experience to make career choices in forestry, fisheries, hydrology, recreation and other outdoor, science careers. One student engaged this year wants to pursue nature (Subscribe for full story)




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