Historic Fort Umpqua: A Step Back in Time

The very top of the fence surrounding ECEC’s Fort Umpqua on Saturday. Last Saturday, volunteers helped clean the Elkton Community Education Center and a replica of Fort Umpqua, from the mid-1800s.  Deborah Gritton, community education assistant, said, “Each spring, volunteers and staff open the buildings, do a good deep clean, and bring items out of Continue Reading

Champion for Children

The Ford Family Foundation puts up pinwheels that represent the happy childhoods and bright futures that all children deserve on Thursday. The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Ford Family Foundation is a significant advocate for this initiative.  “The Foundation has a long history of prioritizing child protection and the prevention of Continue Reading

Fremont FBLA Digs into Community Service

Fremont FBLA members collect dirt to plant trees around the area on Saturday. Fremont Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America were among many community members that showed up to volunteer at The Stewart Park Nature Area ponds, better known as the Duck Pond, last Saturday. Ryan Finlay of Roseburg Tracker said over thirty local Continue Reading

Fremont FBLA is Grateful for Teachers

Kathi Swanson, 8th grade ELA and publications teacher at John C. Fremont Middle School, holding up her Valentine. The Fremont Future Business Leaders of America wanted to thank the middle school staff for all the work they have done this year. They did this by handcrafting Valentines with a sweet treat and a thank you Continue Reading

The Duck Pond Rebranding-The Stewart Park Nature Area

Pond closest to Fred Meyer near sunset, filled with birds on Wednesday. The Stewart Park Nature Area is being remodeled.  “The area is getting a facelift including the new kiosk and additional educational signs to promote healthier (preferably no) feeding by the public. In coordination with these improvements the park maintenance staff is also making Continue Reading

Virtual Leadership Experience

On Wednesday, November 18th Oregon’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the Fall Virtual Leadership Experience. This event was organized by TeamTri, GIANT, and the Department of Education for career and technical student organizations from Oregon.  During the conference, students got the opportunity to listen to inspiring speakers, engage in leadership conversation, participate in Continue Reading