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Higher education at public universities is funded through a combination of tuition revenue and state and local support (also known as appropriations). State and local revenue sources include taxes, lottery revenue, mineral and resource extraction revenue, and state-funded endowments. These funds are used to support several initiatives including general operations, student aid, research, agricultural-related programs, and medical education, among others.

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The Thunderbolts, a group of six 4H girls attending Maupin Grade School, recently placed first in the Destination Imagination state academic tournament for Oregon and earned the opportunity to participate in global finals in Kansas City, Missouri, May 22 through 25.

Sophie Miller, a Dufur High School senior, received her state Future Farmers of America (FFA) degree at the Oregon State FFA convention in Redmond over spring break.

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Grace Stoddard likes to recount that on her first date with her future husband, he brought along a butterfly net and caught two white butterflies. “In those days, it was not so cool to chase butterflies on your first date,” she quipped.

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Bre Birchfield, second from left, was named Distinguished Young Woman of Wasco County April 13. She received $6,500 in scholarship funds. Rile…