Taking Flight: Soaring with Support

Ashland, Ore. — Almost exactly a year after discovering a brain tumor, an Ashland Middle School student is getting some extra support.  That support is coming from Alex Shepherd’s own classmates. Ashland Middle School students adopted Alex as their sparrow this month.  Alex said, “It feels like an honor and a blessing to have all … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Summer Bulbs

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s spring and that means it’s time to get out in the garden and think about your summer garden. You may think of planting bulbs in the fall, but OSU Master Gardeners say you can plant different bulbs in the summer.  “There are a lot of bulbs you can put in right … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Hope Behind Bars

Grants Pass, Ore. — For the first time ever, Sparrow Clubs is reaching an unlikely group of students.  The students are inmates with the Oregon Youth Authority. A 2-year-old is sharing strength with young men at least six times her age.  Her name is Liliana Maupin and she is Newbridge High School’s sparrow.  She has … Continue reading »

Exhibit Takes People Back to the 1960′s

Medford, Ore. — You can soon head back in time, to the 1960′s.  It’s all part of Southern Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit called “Far Out!” The 1960′s where a time when the culture was changing – from music to politics.  Now you can relive it or learn about it for the first time.  The … Continue reading »

Craft Beer Business Booms

Ashland, Ore. — The business of craft beer is booming with sales reaching record numbers in Oregon and throughout the country. According to the Brewers Association more than 400 new breweries opened up in the last year nationwide.  It makes a total of more than 3,000 breweries across the country.  That’s a 15% increase from … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring on Stage

Medford, Ore. — A toddler who doctors said would never walk is doing that and much more.  In fact, she’s performing in a talent show. Logos Charter School adopted Lila Gridley as their Sparrow.  The toddler has spina bifida.  After her first surgery at six months old doctors said not only would dancing be unlikely, … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: What Money Can’t Buy

Eagle Point, Ore. —   As a student teller for Rogue Credit Union’s Eagle Point High School student branch, Jourden Ellison is used to dealing with money.  Now she’s using money to do some good for her school’s Sparrow, “He is very close to all of our hearts.  He was just a normal kid a couple … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: A Second Fight

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School students always fight for their sparrows.  Three years ago, that’s exactly what they did for 4-year-old Jared Ramirez-Ponce. At the time Jared was battling a rare form of childhood cancer.  Within a year and a half of his diagnosis he went into remission.  But his dad, Juan Ramirez, … Continue reading »

Organization Raises Cancer Awareness

MEDFORD, Ore. — This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  It is something more than 13,000 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with every year.  One in five children diagnosed with cancer will die. Childhood cancer survivors Chloe Staten and Manny Munoz were on Newswatch 12 Midday to share their experiences.  Both have become … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Bulbs

It is finally feeling like fall and that means it’s time to start thinking about planting for the season. OSU Master Gardner Laurin Parker says the type of bulb you buy will make a difference.  She says you should not choose the cheaper bulbs.  Many times those bulbs will be undersized and not produce the … Continue reading »

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