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Black History Month Spotlight: Marian Anderson - First African American named a permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company

 (Born February 27, 1897, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.—died April 8, 1993, Portland, Ore.) American singer, one of the finest contraltos of her time.


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Cricket Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.

 

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

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Cricket ‘Employs’ Green Solution For Less Green Pastures

When Cricket needed to clear blackberry brambles from its cell tower sites in Oregon, Keith Casey, network operations manager, called Georgina Stiner at Goat Rental NW.  It wasn’t long before 20 of Stiner’s best “employees” reported for their first day of work. This job is a trial for the company, but Casey said he expects to go on contract with Goat Rental NW for 30 or 40 of the company's approximately 260 cell sites in Oregon and Washington — the ones with the worst blackberry problem.

 

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Goat Rental NW is using goats to help control weeds in an earth-friendly way!
 

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