Grace Flanagan, 5, holds on to her dad, Chris, as he and his wife, Alicia, participate in the groundbreaking ceremony Saturday at the Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity's Dove Place. Four low-income family homes are scheduled to be built by the end of the year with 14 more to follow.
By Madeline Shannon of the Daily Courier
ROGUE RIVER — Six brand-new shovels, decked out with blue ribbons on the handles, were stuck in the dirt on the 2.5-acre property known as Dove Place.
The new Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity project, soon to be the location of several homes for low-income families, officially broke ground on Saturday.
"Today we're breaking ground, and we get to build," said Brandon Thoms, programs and coordinations director for Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity. Read More »
Grants Pass High senior Deshae Wise celebrates winning the Class 6A girls' 100-meter hurdles state title on Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene. She is the first girl to win three individual running events at the highest classification in a single year.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
EUGENE — Deshae Wise had a record-breaking final day in her high school track and field career.
The Grants Pass High senior won three state titles and set two new personal-bests.
"It's a crazy feeling," Wise said. "I'm just taking it all in."
Wise started the day running a leg on the 400-meter relay, which finished third.
Above, Scott Malbaurn, director of Southern Oregon University's Schneider Museum of Art, judges the student artwork at the Wiseman Gallery at Rogue Community College Tuesday afternoon. A reception for the student artists is being held Wednesday at 4 p.m. Left, Doug Iverson's watercolor "Communication" earned best of show.
"Communication," a watercolor painting on yupo paper by Doug Iverson, is the best of show award winner in the Rogue Community College Student Art Exhibit.
Iverson, the other award winners and all the participating student artists will be recognized Wednesday during a 4 p.m. reception at the college's Wiseman Gallery. It's open to the public.
Scott Malbaurn, director of Southern Oregon University's Schneider Museum of Art, judged the work on Tuesday. Read More »
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