'American Sampler' tickets at half price
Today only, until 5 p.m., a limited number of tickets will be available through Hult Center ticket outlets for a performance on April 26 of the Eugene Concert Choir's "An American Sampler."
The music will be folk to country, colonial hymns to spirituals and heartland classics.
John Vavrek will narrate, and the Eugene band "Sugar Beets" will play.
The performance will be at 8 p.m. in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts at Seventh Avenue and Willamette Street.
Regular ticket prices are $31 to $38.
Wild Card Wednesday tickets are available from noon to 5 p.m. at the Hult Center box office, in person or at 541-682-5000; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Oregon's ticket office in the Erb Memorial Union; or online at HultCenter.org. Per-ticket service fees may apply.
When ordering online, the password is MAJESTIC.
Counterfeit bills lead to man's arrest
A 27-year-old Vida man was charged with forgery after two Valley River Center mall businesses reported a man passing a counterfeit bill at each of their establishments shortly after noon on Monday, Eugene police said.
In both instances, a man presented a forged bill to buy an item, got change and then left. He exited the mall and began to board a bus when he was spotted and detained by a Eugene police officer.
Ryan Alexander Mitchell was charged with two counts of first-degree forgery and 12 counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was lodged in the Lane County Jail.
OSU hits $1 billion fundraising goal
CORVALLIS - Oregon State University has raised more than $1.1 billion in its fundraising campaign.
The university says it passed its $1 billion goal nearly a year early, and the campaign will continue the rest of this year.
The money will create scholarships and fellowships for students, endow faculty positions, and renovate dozens of campus buildings.
More than 100,000 people have contributed to the campaign.
Snowmobilers find dog stuck in snow
PENDLETON - A Pendleton man and his two teenage sons found a thirsty, famished Airedale terrier struggling to move in deep snow when they paused after a 14-mile snowmobile ride into the northeastern Oregon backcountry.
Brian Stewart sent his sons back to camp to fetch a sled last Saturday. They loaded the dog and took him back to their camp, where it was able to eat and drink.
Then they put the dog in a tent and turned up the portable heater.
- Register-Guard and news service reports