Weekend Planner for June 22-24, 2018

Weekend Planner for June 22-24, 2018

What are you doing this weekend?  If you are not sure or have finalized your plans, then you’re in the right place. This weekend has a lot to offer from the Klamath Kinetic Challenge to 3rd Annual Cody Sipes Memorial Motocross Race and don’t forget the Kruise of Klamath happens all weekend long.

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Students Give More than 500 Hours to Help Friends of the Children

Students Give More than 500 Hours to Help Friends of the Children

High school students gave 525 hours helping at the Friends of the Children annual Friend Raiser fundraiser in May.

More than 600 community guests attended the event that raised about 30 percent of the annual operating budget for the mentoring program. Friends of the Children provides intentional oneon-one support for program youth from a salaried, professional mentor, from
kindergarten through high school graduation – 12 ½ years, no matter what.

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Nigerian Leader of Nationwide Identity Theft and IRS Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison

Nigerian Leader of Nationwide Identity Theft and IRS Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison

EUGENE, Ore. – On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, 35, of Bowie, Maryland and Nigeria, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for leading a vast conspiracy to steal identities and file fraudulent tax returns. He was ordered to pay more than $12 million in restitution and will be subject to deportation when released from prison.

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Lost River Community Center Kickoff

Lost River Community Center Kickoff

The communities of Merrill, Malin and southern Klamath County have a dream of a place everyone can gather to be together; where they can play sports, host events, meet as clubs and organizations and sit down to have a meal. This place will be the Lost River Community Center.

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Museum Offers Programs for Adventure This Week

Museum Offers Programs for Adventure This Week

The Klamath County Museum is offering several events this week for adventure in the Klamath Basin. Starting with the Pollinator Celebration on June 22nd and continuing with a wildflower walk, backroom tour, and an astronomy event on June 23rd. On June 24th the Museum is offering a living history tour of the Bonanza Cemetery.

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Governor Ceremoniously Signs State Tuition Assistance Bill For Oregon National Guard [VIDEO]

Governor Ceremoniously Signs State Tuition Assistance Bill For Oregon National Guard [VIDEO]

House Bill 4035 authorizes state tuition assistance for service members in the Oregon National Guard. The bill, passed by the Oregon Legislature on March 3, details the requirements that will qualify Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to receive state-funded tuition assistance…

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Tribes Hold Root Digging at Willow Valley Reservoir. Public Root Digging Event Set for June 21

Tribes Hold Root Digging at Willow Valley Reservoir. Public Root Digging Event Set for June 21

Every year the Klamath Tribes hold an annual Ipos root digging adventure. This year included Tribal Elders and Tribal Youth. The Klamath County Museum is offering a public root digging event on June 21st.

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Governor to Ceremoniously Sign State Tuition Assistance Bill for Oregon National Guard

Governor to Ceremoniously Sign State Tuition Assistance Bill for Oregon National Guard

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon National Guard is scheduled to host a Governor’s Ceremonial Signing of House Bill 4035 at 3:45 p.m.on Saturday, June 16, in Hangar 219, at Kingsley Field, Air National Guard base, located at 211 Arnold Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 97603.

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Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $37,000 in Dental Care Through Community Service Projects

Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $37,000 in Dental Care Through Community Service Projects

Students in the Dental Hygiene program have helped their community both in and out of their classrooms and labs by providing over $18,000 in dental services in Klamath County through the Community Dental Health course, which all sophomores and juniors take for 4 terms. This year students also held special clinics to reach out to the community, including providing free care for more than 60 veterans and active service members, with a total value of more than $19,000.

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Merkley Announces Infrastructure Funding in Interior Appropriations Bill, Includes Elements for Klamath Basin

Merkley Announces Infrastructure Funding in Interior Appropriations Bill, Includes Elements for Klamath Basin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today announced that key provisions that will help Oregon’s rural communities are included in the U.S. Department of Interior Appropriations bill.

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Weekend Planner for Father’s Day Weekend – June 15-17, 2018

Weekend Planner for Father’s Day Weekend – June 15-17, 2018

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. This weekend has a lot to offer for everyone, not just Pop. From Living History Day at Collier Park to Mia’s and Pia’s Trivia Night Saturday Evening, and don’t forget the Basin BBQ Battle.

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Four Students Finish at Klamath County Transition Program

Four Students Finish at Klamath County Transition Program

The Klamath County Transition Program celebrated the four students finishing the program at the 2018 Independence Day. Similar to graduation, Independence Day celebrates when students finish the program at age 21, and begin life outside the Klamath County School District.

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Oregon Tech Professor Appointed to Oregon Board of Medical Imaging

Oregon Tech Professor Appointed to Oregon Board of Medical Imaging

Salem, OR – Vanessa Bennett, assistant professor of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment to the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging, with her official term beginning July 1. Professor Bennett replaces colleague Rick Hoylman and joins fellow Oregon Tech Medical Imaging Technology faculty member, Robyn Cole, who serves as a sonography representative.

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