June 13, 2024



Building bridges instead of walls: Ashland series offers hope of connection

In a world seemingly becoming more and more disconnected, with polarized camps retreating to hostile corners, Marla Estes wants to be one of those building bridges — and is working to make it so many others are, too. Most recently, she’s launched a monthly presentation and conversation on the second Wednesdays of the month at Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library on Ashland Street in Ashland.

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Shelter from life’s storms: Parker House gives women with children a home on the way to a better life

Before the nonprofit Parker House opened in 2018, there was no established place in Ashland for women and children in crisis to turn. Now in its sixth year of changing lives for women and women with children by providing, according to its website, “a Transitional Housing Program that helps women regain emotional well-being, independence and permanent housing by providing support, individual case management and a safe home environment.”

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OSF veteran depicts an actor’s haunting life in new novel

“Harriman’s Ghost” tells side-by-side stories of the life of the fictional Ben Harriman, a revered film and television star, and Janet Cooper, ghost writer of Harriman’s official biography. In “Harriman’s Ghost,” she is goaded into writing another book that unveils the truth about the actor’s troubled life.

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Homeless man injured in fire on city night lawn dies

Rick Bevel was 68 years old when he died Friday, April 26, about a month after he was discharged from the intensive care unit at a Portland hospital where he had been treated for injuries sustained during an altercation and ensuing fire on Jan. 16 at the city of Ashland’s dusk-to-dawn sleeping area — an event his fiancée says led to his death.

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Ashland School District

Ashland teacher receives Harvard program fellowship

Ashland High School teacher Paul Huard will participate in a Harvard University-sponsored program to develop curriculum that can be used in U.S. schools to teach students about the global significance of Ukraine. He joins a group of six American teachers selected through a competitive application process by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard.

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Poetry Corner: Haiku, please

Poetry Corner: It’s haiku and beyond, proving once again, if proof were needed, that Ashland, Oregon, is the nursery of poets. Elaine Maveety and Jim Flint find beauty in subjects from the natural world to Burma Shave, and each has its own particular poetic charm.

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‘Pride and joy in my heart’: SOU ceremony celebrates Juneteenth

On the warm bright morning of Tuesday, June 11, around 50 people gathered on the lawn by Churchill Hall at Southern Oregon University for a Juneteenth celebration. The celebration of Juneteenth occurs because emancipation was not enforced in states held by the Confederacy until more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.

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President Bailey leads SOU contingent to American Samoa

More than 100 students from American Samoa have enrolled at SOU over the past four years. The SOU trip is a part of the university’s annual efforts to show up for students and their families, and provide an in-person orientation for new students as they gear up for their first term at the Ashland campus.

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