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Bonsai society holds its monthly meeting

The Cascade Bonsai Society will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Eastwood Baptist Church Annex, 675 N. Keene Way, Medford.

The group meets on the third Thursday of each month. New members are always welcome, and admission is free. Call 541-857-2627.

Voters league speaker talks about globalization

Rogue Valley League of Women Voters will host Pacific University professor James Moore in a talk titled, "We're All Globalized Now: Politics, Economics, and the U.S. in the World" from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford.

Moore, who has been quoted in or appeared on numerous national news publications and programs, is a graduate of Medford High School and teaches a variety of classes on international topics. Admission is free, but registration is required by calling 541-552-6048.

Seed growers group schedules first meeting

A meeting intended to kick off a seed growers association is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center auditorium, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

All specialty seed growers are welcome. The newly formed association's primary function will be to develop an online pinning map to help ensure seed growers can maintain recommended isolation distances between crops.

A member of the Willamette Valley Seed Growers Association will attend the meeting to share experience and recommendations.

Call Maud Powell at 541-776-7371.

SMHS culinary team wins teamwork award

The South Medford High School Culinary team won the "Best Overall Teamwork" trophy at the Oregon ProStart High School Culinary Championships Saturday in Portland.

The team of four prepared a three-course meal in 60 minutes using only two butane burners and no electricity. Twenty-one schools from across the state participated.

Compiled from staff reports

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