Service Clubs


Soroptimist Report: 13 scholarships and awards given at annual luncheon

Soroptimists of Ashland distributed scholarships and supportive monetary awards to 13 local female students at their first in-person annual luncheon after two years of cancellations. Several winners are mothers, several are the first in their family to graduate high school or attend college. Some recipients are women of color or the daughter of immigrant parents. All awardees are exceptional women with drive, dedication, intelligence and talent, the club reports.

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Memorial Day observance returns to Mt. View Cemetery

American Legion Post 14 of Ashland, in conjunction with Scout Troops 112 and 8112, will host the annual Memorial Day Observance at Mountain View Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30. Patriotic music will be provided by the Ashland Brass Band.

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Shakespeare Festival casting for volunteers

Starting Monday, new Oregon Shakespeare Festival Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Grulikowski will be rebuilding a volunteer corps that stood at more than 700 volunteers when COVID-19 pandemic closures began in March 2020.

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Working toward a more fire-safe Ashland

The public can hear a report on how Ashland is working to create safer communities and healthier forests. Chris Chambers, Ashland Fire & Rescue Wildfire Division Chief, will provide the update via Zoom starting at noon Thursday, Feb. 3, as part of the Rotary Club of Ashland’s weekly program.

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SOU awards its highest honor to former Guanajuato governor and his wife

Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey presented SOU’s highest honor on Monday in Guanajuato to two prominent supporters of the university exchange program between SOU and the University of Guanajuato. An SOU delegation and about 200 guests representing wide segments of the Guanajuato community looked on as the awards were presented to Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, holder of two master’s degrees earned at SOU before he embarked on a distinguished political career in Mexico, and his wife, Francis “Faffie” Romero Siekman, a prime mover behind a scholarship program supporting student exchanges.

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Ashland Fire & Rescue warns of intensified wildfire seasons

Ashland Fire & Rescue has warned of more intense fire seasons in years to come as local impacts of climate change become more apparent. Division Chief Chris Chambers told the City Council Tuesday, Aug. 2, that coming fire seasons could see an increase in acres burned of between 200 and 400 percent.

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Birds’-Eye View: An Ashland-based bird conservation organization

Birds’-Eye View: Ashland-based nonprofit Klamath Bird Observatory keeps on eye on bird life in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California. Since birds are a key indicator species and migratory paths from much of the Western Hemisphere pass through this area, KBO data helps inform natural resource management on a broad scale.

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One Hiroshima survivor nurtures seedling sprouted from another survivor

The 77th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, was marked in Ashland for the 38th year on Saturday. A capacity crowd gathered at Thalden Pavilion, site of an eternal World Peace Flame, to hear remarks and celebrate the planting of a gingko tree sprouted from seeds from a tree that survived the Hiroshima inferno.

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