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The Oregon Art Education Association named local art teacher Allen Smith the 2014 Oregon Rookie Art Educator of the Year.Smith, an art teacher and educational specialist at Logos Public Charter School, was one of five Oregon art teachers nominated for the award, which is given to a professional who is in the first three years of his or her art teaching position.“The NAEA (National Art Education Association) and the OAEA were looking for art educators who saw beyond the...

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Canning often is akin to preparing a time capsule: capturing a fleeting moment of peak ripeness and flavor. For centuries, food preservation has extended the bounteous harvest into the lean months when fresh produce is sparse and therefore precious.

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A 19th century woman loses her husband after only months of marriage. In ill health, her young child is taken away when family members adopt him out. Her second husband is imprisoned in the civil war, then deserts her. Nearly penniless and in...

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Several brands of peanut and almond butters in plastic and glass jars are being pulled from grocery store shelves because of a possible salmonella contamination.A news release from the Food & Drug Administration says nSpired Natural...

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While at the coast last weekend, I had an epiphany – something I hadn’t really given much notice to suddenly became clear: My dogs Zed believes that drive-through windows exist for only one reason: the dispensing of dog biscuits. I...

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 West Nile Virus has been detected in a second Jackson County sample, public health officials reported today.The virus was found in mosquitoes collected Aug. 12 in an area just south of White City, Jackson County Health...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Chalk this up to one of the more bizarre injuries in golf. Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic.

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Police are looking for a quick-handed thief who snatched a wad of cash from a Lumpy's register while pretending to pay for cigarettes.

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Crews have completed a fireline around the perimeter of the Old Blue Mountain fire, and officials say the next step is to venture 300 feet into the interior for mop up.Even with the line complete, the 99-acre fire is still considered just...

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A job well doneThis letter is a thank you to all the firefighters who have done such a wonderful job on the Reeves Creek Fire in Selma.

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A cook can’t always count on the contents of a community-supported agriculture box.But CSA participants can count their annual pledges as insurance toward local farms’ production of high-quality foods, says chef Constance...

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