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Rural Living In Siberia
Troy Downing

Presented by Troy Downing, OSU Extension Agent. Troy starts with an introduction to Russia followed by what his assignments, who sent him and where he specifically traveled. He will share highlights from each of his 5 trips accompanied by photos and some closing thoughts about the Russian people. Troy maintains contacts and communications in the area.

Bopping Around the Balkans
Robert Sanford

HGP member Robert Sanford will bring a few of his pictures and some of the stuff from his trip to ten Balkan countries this spring. He will present his sense of business, living conditions and more.

DNA, Evolution, and All That Biological Stuff
Dr. Duane Ray

Presented by Duane Ray, PhD. Dusty fossils indicate things past. Gaps in knowledge abound. The structure of DNA was discovered and subsequent study has outlined in great detail the mechanism of evolution and has enlightened our view of life processes. How does it work? The action of DNA is simple in concept but complicated in the details. Proponents of Intelligent Design raise false issues. Complete understanding is just a matter of time. What will the future bring?

Out of the Ordinary Oregon
Connie Battaile

Brought to us with the help of the Oregon Chautauqua Series and the Oregon Council for the Humanities. A shared belief that it is different here in Oregon is certainly part of how we define our state. Connie Battaile is a retired reference librarian and author. She wonders if revisiting curious events in Oregon history can help illuminate our conviction that Oregon is different. Such events as floods and the infamous exploding whale story along with other foibles such as Stumbo Strip will illustrate her point. Slides of maps and historical photos will also help illustrate her presentation.