Taking Flight: Picture Perfect Smile

MEDFORD, Ore. – A good photo means capturing that smile. Tim Tidball is taking pictures of the happy moments, because of the hard ones. “It helps tell their story, it shows what these kids are going through,” Tidball said. Since 2010, Tim has taken photos of the children adopted as sparrows. The pictures are used … Continue reading »

Josh Duhamel on Fatherhood & New Video

MEDFORD, Ore. — Actor Josh Duhamel joined Newswatch 12 This Morning via satellite.  He dished about being an expectant father and why he was behind the check stand at a Los Angeles grocery store. When asked about what he’s most excited about when it comes to be a new dad, the “Transformers” actor said, “Just seeing … Continue reading »

PHS Students Fundraising with Fireworks

PHOENIX, Ore. — Phoenix High School students are selling fireworks to raise money for marching band camp and choir robes. The school’s music boosters will get 30% of total sales.  Some of that money will go to help student volunteers pay for marching band camp. “This is our one big make it or break it fundraiser … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Art for Sparrows

Medford, Ore. — Rogue Valley artists are working to perfect their craft with an artist you may recognize from PBS, Stefan Baumann.  Among the 20 artists, is actress Adrienne King. The local group of artists, called the “Grand View Fine Arts Society” held its first exhibition over the weekend to benefit Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs. … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring Success

MEDFORD, Ore. — The school year has wrapped up and more than a dozen local schools have wrapped up a school year of service. In just a school year’s time, students did more than 12,000 hours of community service. Through sponsored community service and fundraising events 16 local schools raised nearly $80,000 for children dealing … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Friends Flocking Together

Medford, Ore. — Making friends in elementary school isn’t always easy, especially if a child stands out. That was the case for Angelica Sanchez. That is, until Sparrow Clubs stepped in. Angelica said, “I’ve been through a lot of stuff.” That “stuff” started when she was just a baby. Angelica was born with only one … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Adryan’s Birthday

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s a birthday party in the work zone. That means cats for centerpieces, a construction site for the birthday cake and of course, balloons and signs. “Adryan deserves all this and more,” says his mom Adriana Banuelos-Carillo. Adryan Banuelos-Carillo is now five years old. A birthday, doctors initially said he may not … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Mr. PHS

PHOENIX, Ore. — Flying together, it’s a mother-son date. Just days before Mother’s Day, Angie Whitman and her 5-year old son Antonio headed to Phoenix High School’s Mr. PHS event. The young men showed off their moves and answered random questions, “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” “I would donate it … Continue reading »

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