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A dog kibble drive to help feed bears at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at four Rogue Valley locations.

Sponsored by Radio Medford and the Grange Co-op, the fundraiser's goal is to gather as many bags of dog food as possible to feed bears at Wildlife Images.

Annually, the five resident bears at Wildlife Images eat a combined total of more than $13,000 in dog food.

The goal is to generate a one-year supply of dog food.

Food can be dropped off or purchased at the Grange Co-ops in Ashland, Grants Pass or Medford, or at Medford Pet Country.

Rogue Valley Medical Center will sponsor a session from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, on what local organizations should know about human trafficking.

Topics in the session will include issues specific to Oregon regarding human trafficking, identification of human-trafficking victims and strategies in working with victims.

The main speaker will be Christopher Killmer, who is a Catholic charities program coordinator for Outreach and Support to Special Immigrant Populations, an assistance program for survivors of human trafficking. Killmer is a liaison to the Human Trafficking Task Force, has worked as the Anti-Trafficking Coalition coordinator and helped develop Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans campaign.

The seminar, which will be held in the Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford, is aimed at service providers in the areas of health care, mental health, social services, faith-based groups, educators and law enforcement.

For more information, email Diana Nelson at

Compiled from staff reports

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