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  • Four health professionals from Providence Medford Medical Center will talk about urinary incontinence, which is more common and treatable than many people think.
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  • Four health professionals from Providence Medford Medical Center will talk about urinary incontinence, which is more common and treatable than many people think.
    The event, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, will feature continence specialist team members Dr. Lanita Witt, Dr. Timothy Hutchings, Dr. Nicole Brooks and Nancy Spector, women's health care nurse practitioner, in the Gresham Room of the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. To register call 541-732-6237.
    The National Park Services and Travel Oregon will host a biking and walking event this weekend at Crater Lake. All cars and motorized vehicles will be prohibited from Crater Lake's East Rim Drive on Saturday and Sunday.
    Beginning on Saturday, people can pay a $10 entrance fee and have access to Crater Lake's East Rim drive without a car. The drive is about 21 miles long.
    Marsha McCabe is with Crater Lake National Park. She says that because of a low snow year, hikers and bikers can enjoy access to this area early.
    "The whole East Rim drive is accessible for hikers and bikers," she said. "That's partly because we've had such a low snow year and an early snowmelt. Normally, that road wouldn't even open to vehicles until about the middle of July."
    The weekend forecast for the area calls for sunny weather and clear skies.
    Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center's auxiliary members have made a $200,000 donation to the Francis Cheney Family Place and awarded five scholarships.
    The donation from the 300-member volunteer group will go toward renovations of the Cheney Family Place, lodging for people who have family members in the hospital. The remodeling will include a new kitchen, new dining area, handicap-accessible restrooms, new floors and furniture.
    The five recipients receiving scholarships from the Emilia Tuttle Scholarship Fund for Medical Education include second-year recipients Taylor Pena and Janny Tan, and first-year recipients Tess McEwen, Gus Simms and Emily Tsai. The awarded funds total $10,500.
    A burglar broke into a Medford garage and stole about $3,500 worth of exotic reptiles, including a 4-foot-long white python and two lizards.
    The break-in was reported at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Orchard Home Drive, Medford police reported in a news release today.
    The 30-year-old man who owned the reptiles told police that someone apparently had cut a lock on his garage, then entered to steal his pets. Burglars stole an ivory ball python, worth about $1,500, and two Mexican beaded lizards with black and yellow spots. Each lizard is estimated at 18 inches long and is worth about $1,000. No other items were taken.
    Anyone with information about the case should call Medford police at 541-770-4783.
    Northwest farmers and Fred Meyer stores will host a month-long food drive, starting Saturday, June 22.
    There will be a donation event from 3 to 5 p.m. that day at Fred Meyer, 2424 Crater Lake Highway. Nonperishable food and cash donations can be made there.
    The statewide fundraising goals are $100,000 and 100,000 pounds of food, both of which will go to benefit the Oregon Food Bank Network and ACCESS Food Share.
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