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Crater, South Medford share scavenger hunt top honors

Crater and South Medford high schools tied for first place with 95 points each in the 30th annual High School State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt, held Jan. 9. Students defended their answers and argued against competitors' answers in front of the adjudication judges on Jan. 15.

Rebecca Campbell coached the Crater team; Becky Kleinhesselink coached the South Medford team.

Rogue River High School, coached by Celeste Gretz, placed second with 92 points, and North Valley High School, coached by Greg Patch, placed third with 86 points. Other participating teams were from Ashland, Grants Pass, North Medford and St. Mary's School. The Scavenger Hunt answers and results are posted on the web at www.sou.edu/youth/competitions/scavenger_hs.html.

Steve Boyarsky moderated the event. Attorneys David Ingalls and Doug McGeary were judges, and Kevin Keating was the hunt director. The scavenger hunt is sponsored by Southern Oregon University's Pre-College Youth Programs and supported by school districts in Jackson, Klamath and Josephine counties.

New jar of peanut butter gets you new wiper blades installed

Kelly's Automotive will provide free windshield wiper blades, installed, to anyone who brings in a new, unopened, 16-ounce jar of healthy peanut butter to feed the hungry through Jan. 31.

The peanut butter will be donated to ACCESS Inc. and the Josephine County Food Bank.

Kelly's Automotive is located at 6034 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point, and 1661 N.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass. More information can be found at www.kellysautomotive.com.

Learn to play 'CLAG' card game at the Phoenix library

People can learn to play the English card game "Deal With It," also known as "CLAG," from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or visit www.jcls.org for more information.

Crater High thespians plan art exhibit and silent auction

The Crater High School drama department will host an art exhibition and silent auction at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the school, 655 N. Third St., Central Point.

The second annual drama department fundraiser, called "An Evening of the Arts," will include student performances and a raffle, and student artwork and photography will be available for sale.

Items in the silent auction include tickets to performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, tickets to Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure, items from Chozu Spa Bath and Gardens and Mt. Ashland Ski Area lift tickets.

Crater's drama department is part of the Crater Renaissance Academy small school, where students focus on arts and drama.

For more information about the art exhibition and silent auction, call the school at 541-494-6280.

Compiled from staff reports

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