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The Oregon Arts Council will present a benefit for needy area families featuring singer Matt Walch Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Fassett Middle School auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave.

Singing Big Band standards and classics recorded by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Elvis, Bobby Darin and other greats, Walch has more than 10 years of performing experience. Based in Jackson, Mich., he has appeared throughout the United States. His credits including opening for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and playing  the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He was also  a featured dancer and soloist for two years in the jazz show choir, Starfleet Ambassadors.

Admission is $10 per person, or $8 with the donation of a non-perishable food item or new toy. Proceeds will benefit the Oregon Health and Welfare Christmas basket program to aid local families this holiday season.

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The demand for low-cost spay/neuter in our region is great, especially in these tough economic times. In order to meet the demand and help more animals and pet parents, Humane Ohio has moved its non-profit, low-cost spay/neuter clinic to a new, larger facility with enough room for a second veterinarian to work. The addition of a second vet will allow the organization to go from spaying/neutering 8,700 animals a year to at least 14,000 annually

“Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by offering access to high-quality, affordable spay/neuter and our larger facility and additional staff veterinarian play a major role in our ability to do that,” says Lisa Hochradel, Humane Ohio Clinic director. “By offering low-cost spay/neuter to any pet parent in need, and regularly offering free transports to and from our clinic from various locations throughout the city, we can help animals and people in need and make sure there’s less homeless animals on the streets and at our local shelters and rescue groups.”

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Isquotm, Pepon, Ponpion, Isquotersquash, Pumpion. These are all delightful names for a fellow who is available most everywhere right now – a sure sign that fall is here. Whatever you want to call this pleasantly plump, nicely rounded guy, he is, of course, the pumpkin.

Pumpkins come in a pleasing variety of colors from orange-gold to white, tan, green, yellow, red, and even blue. They also range in size from tiny little guys called “minis” to the truly huge Atlantic giant varieties. In recent years one of the largest of the giant pumpkins weighed in at 1,654 lbs. Now that is a serious pumpkin.

Pumpkins were first grown in Central America and migrated north and south throughout the Americas. In 1584 the French explorer, Jacques Cartier reported finding “gros melons” growing in the St. Lawrence region of North America. Pumpkins are now grown in every continent of the world except Antarctica.

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