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Singlers will serve drinks, sign autographs on Friday

South Medford High School graduates Kyle and E.J. Singler will sign autographs and serve drinks from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at Dutch Bros. coffee, 1227 Stewart Ave., in Medford.

Kyle Singler, who plays professional basketball for the Detroit Pistons, and his brother E.J., a basketball star at the University of Oregon, plan to raise awareness for the Kyle Singler Southern Oregon Open Tournament, a fundraiser for Kids Unlimited scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12.

Now in its seventh year, the basketball tournament features teams from Oregon, California and Washington.

On Sunday, which is Mother's Day, Dutch Bros. will donate all drink proceeds from its 19 locations to Kids Unlimited.

For information about Kids Unlimited and the basketball tournament, see www.kuoregon.org

Grange Co-op to donate its garden offerings to ACCESS

CENTRAL POINT — To help fight hunger in Jackson County, Grange Co-op is growing fruits and vegetables in its Food Share Garden for the fifth straight year. On Tuesday, May 7, Grange Co-op employees and volunteers planted vegetables in the garden, located behind the Central Point Grange Co-op, 225 S. Front St.

Food grown in the garden will go to ACCESS.

Last year, the garden produced 9,180 pounds of food, which was distributed to the 23 ACCESS Food Share pantries in Jackson County.

On Tuesday, tomatoes were planted in the Food Share Garden's raised beds. Potatoes, beans and carrots had already been planted, and more crops are planned for upcoming weeks.

"The Food Share Garden has been a wonderful experience for our staff and volunteers, and also for the community," said Norm Rush, store manager at the Grange Co-op Central Point store. "We raise the crops, take care of them throughout the season, and harvest the produce ... We want to provide as much poundage as possible, so we raise a lot of crops that are high producers, such as tomatoes."

For information about Grange Co-op, see www.grangecoop.com.

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