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Faces of the World Film Festival: Local movie-makers present films at Redwood Theater

 

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Children in Ghana show packages of mosquito netting to be used at their village. The Pilot/Submitted photo
 

Tony and Terri-Lynn Kalhagen of Gold Beach traveled to Ghana, Burkina-Faso, Mali, Malaysia, China and India in 2008 to gather about 30 hours of footage for their most recent films.

At 11 a.m. on Feb. 25 and March 3 at the Redwood Theater, the filmmakers will host the Faces of the World Film Festival to show the films.

Tickets are $8 to $20, depending on how much people want to donate. Proceeds will go toward the Kalhagens’ nonprofit: The World Love Foundation.

 

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Soroptimist Club prepares for annual community shower

 Soroptimist International of Brookings hosts its sixth annual Community Baby Shower from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Harbor Water District meeting room, 98069 W. Benham Lane.

The shower provides new mothers with basic items for their babies. The donated items are distributed though the WIC Program, Community Action and the Pregnancy Care Center. 

 

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Oh Fudge: Sweet-toothed crowd fills library for contest

 

One hundred and fifty-four Art Walkers cast votes for their favorite fudge on Feb. 11, at the Chetco Community Public Library during the Second Saturday Art Walk First Fudge-Off.

Ten cooks entered the competition with 13 varieties of the confection.

 

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Homes for Hounds

 

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Jane-Ann Phillips shows the greyhounds she has adopted from Homes for Hounds.
Jane-Ann Phillips, Sue Oliver and Rayetta Holder have three things in common: they love greyhounds, they’ve adopted multiple greyhounds and they spend time volunteering for Homes for Hounds, a nonprofit greyhound adoption agency. 

“Next to my family, it is my greatest love,” Holder said. “These dogs are really extra special. They go into somebody’s home, and they are treated like a king or queen.”

 

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Fifth-graders dig into watershed restoration

 

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Kalmiopsis Elementary School fifth graders work with volunteers to clear around creek. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Nearly 60 very determined fifth-graders wearing rain boots and gardening gloves used shovels, rakes and clippers Thursday morning and afternoon to remove invasive species plants from Jacks Creek on a portion of Salmon Run golf course.

The Kalmiopsis Elementary School students from Nikki Darger and Amy Garnier’s classes were removing Himalayan blackberry roots. 

The project was a partnership with South Coast Lower Rogue Watershed Council. Watershed Education Coordinator Statia Ryder set up the project after receiving permission from the golf course. 

 

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