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Apply now for Shady Cove spring cycle tourism grant

The city of Shady Cove is now accepting applications for its spring cycle tourism grant.

Up to $1,000 in funding for special events may be awarded. A cash match is required. Grant funds must be used for marketing.

Applications are due April 1 and awards will be made during the City Council meeting on April 18.

For grant program guidelines and an application, see or call 541-878-2225.

Kids, parents invited to learn about self-defense

Children ages 5 and older and their parents or guardians are encouraged to attend the second annual Community Empowerment night at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, to learn safety techniques and see demonstrations of self-defense from the Oregon National Guard.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department will discuss trends and gang activity in the Rogue Valley and instruct parents on how to keep children safe. The event will be opened by Phil Ortega, safe school coordinator at Eagle Point School District, and will close with questions and answers with a panel of school and law enforcement personnel.

The event will be held at the White City Elementary School gymnasium, 2830 Maple Court. Food and beverages from Jamocha Express will be available starting at 5:15 p.m.

Free care for children ages 5 and younger will be provided during the event, and Spanish interpretation will be provided by Southern Oregon Head Start translators.

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