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Education

In a tough economy, college applications typically increase. However, the current financial crisis might have consequences for how students - and their parents - pay for that education. A recent Sallie Mae/Gallup study shows that families typically use a complex funding mix: parents provide 48 percent of the funds, students kick in another 33 percent, and 15 percent comes from gift aid, like scholarships and grants. The average family covers nearly 40 percent of the costs by borrowing, so it pays to do your homework.

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Local Girl and Cub scouts in the Oregon City Schools were invited to a rodeo at Maumee Bay State Park last months, but there were no calves to rope or bulls to ride.

It was a bike rodeo - a bike safety program geared toward elementary students. The event was conducted by Manda Rice, of Safe Kids of Greater Toledo at Toledo Hospital with the help from Kevin Repeta, of the Northwood Police Department; Mike Poddany, of the Oregon Police Department; and the Jerusalem Township Fire Department. The scouts learned bike safety through a series of education obstacle courses and a bike ride. A safety check was done on each bike and all helmets were properly fitted and checked for safety.

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Something really special
To the editor: Are you making your Christmas list and would like to give a child something really special this year that doesn't cost you a lot? I have the perfection suggestion. Both you and the child will get so much in return.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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