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Barlow places in Rose City Sing-off

Nine groups from Eugene to Albany to Portland competed in the Rose City Sing-off Saturday, May 3.

Sam Barlow’s Barlow Sound performed classical a cappela renditions, placing third at the competition and taking home $250 for the school.

Six groups advanced to the semifinal competition in the afternoon, and three who made the cut, including Barlow, returned for the finals in the evening.

The three finalists will be featured in the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade telecast at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, on FOX 12.

The Rose City Sing-off was sponsored by Occuscreen and MBank.

Corbett Middle School rock band to perform

The new Corbett Middle School rock band The Rock’em Sock’em Corbotts will perform its first concert from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the school’s multipurpose room.

The $5 concert will benefit the band’s equipment costs for next year.

The band will play 12 songs, with a talent show taking place before the concert.

The show will feature stand-up comedy, martial arts demonstrations and other musical guests from the middle school.

Springdale Job Corps renovates library

After a two-month process, the Springdale Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a grand reopening of its renovated campus library.

“The library was really sterile and uncomfortable,” said SGA President Kinisha Williams. “We wanted to make it a place where students were comfortable and wanted to hang out.”

Students volunteered to paint the walls and apply decals. Enter bean bag chairs for a comfortable reading nook and a long table down the center of the room for reading or playing games. There’s even a chalkboard wall so students can share messages or draw for fun.

Comic book retailer Things from Another World donated a giant box of comic books, and the nonprofit organization Kids Need to Read brought in a selection of Young Adult novels. The center will also add some magazine subscriptions and continues to accept book donations.

“This is a Student Government project that will have a lasting positive effect on our students now and those who come in the future,” said Naomi Ulsted, center director.

To donate books to the Springdale Job Corps library, contact Anna Snyder at 503-695-2245, ext. 244, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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