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Making jam brings back fond memories. Not only is there nothing like a dollop of this homemade treat on biscuits, waffles, or slathered between peanut butter and bread — the nostalgia that comes with it is even sweeter for me.

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Boys and Girls Club — The Club will be offering more than 30 different summer camps kicking off June 18, Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. STEAM camps are offered for youth entering grades 2 to 5 and 6 to 12. Five-day sports camps are offered each week. 541-440-9505 or visit http://bgc…

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MELROSE — Fifth graders at Melrose Elementary School planted two rose bushes Friday morning along the path to the old schoolhouse; one as a memorial of their time at the school and one in honor of alumna Patricia Gausnell.

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With the June sun here, it’s that time of the year again in Douglas County for morning biscuits slathered with just-out jam, evenings stocked with strawberry shortcake, and for getting fingers sticky and stained by the bright juice of fresh fruit.

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Summer days are perfect for playing outside, swimming and relaxing with friends, but it turns out they are also a critical time in a child’s literacy development. Students can lose up to one-fourth of their reading skills over the summer, and those losses can add up over the years.

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It’s estimated that 50,000 people visit Disneyland per day. With more than 50 attractions, not including parades and shows, a little planning will get you a long way and save you much sanity. Last week I shared some of my tricks on planning and packing for Disneyland. Now that you’ve gotten …

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When considering another integral piece of good homemaking, and what that practically looks like in our home, I realized that just as “money and commerce make the world go round,” as does honor makes our home go round (and I could make a wager, yours too.)