Riders from across the social spectrum are entering the sport. From families who all ride, to bankers, business men and teenagers, weekends mean loading the bikes into a trailer or truck, and heading off to a track or back-road location for the freedom of riding and the thrill of racing.
Tickets to the 12th Annual Puss n Boots Costume Ball and Silent Auction are on sale now. The Ball, a benefit for Friends of the Animal Shelter, will be held on Saturday, October 25 at Ashland’s Windmill Inn, starting at 6:00 pm. The evening will include a Silent Auction offering over 200 items, dancing to “The Usual Suspects”, many costume and door prizes, and delicious food including gourmet Hors D’oeuvres, decadent desserts and a no host bar sponsored by SNYP (Spay/ Neuter Your Pet). Costumes are encouraged but not required. This is the primary annual fundraiser for the dogs and cats at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.
Recent news stories of 41 abused and neglected dogs rescued from a private residence by the Jackson county Animal Shelter brought out the best in the people of the Rogue Valley. Public response has been overwhelming. Due to an increase in awareness, adoptions at the Shelter have been steady ever since. Calls from citizens to help are streaming in, including a few offers to foster the dogs involved in the legal saga and hundreds of dollars in donations for their medical care. Local vets have pitched in to help care for the dogs.
Outdoorsmen from all over southern Oregon gathered this weekend at the Medford Rifle and Pistol Club next door to the Medford Gun Club on Vilas Road. The semi-annual gun show, which draws exhibitors from all over Oregon, provides opportunities for gun, knife, and memorabilia collectors as well as curious neophytes to get a look at shooting and outdoor sports world. Items featured included antique and modern firearms, knives, coins, archery equipment and other Americana collectibles.
Funerals are among the most expensive purchases many consumers will ever make. A traditional funeral costs about $6,000, although “extras” like flowers, obituary notices, acknowledgment cards or limousines can add thousands of dollars to the bottom line. The costs can be reduced to less than $1,000. depending on the choices you make.
BT has launched what it claims is the world’s first converged fixed and mobile telecoms service.
It has revealed a solution where a single handset can be used on both the GSM network and on Bluetooth networks in subscribers’ homes, replacing the two handsets (mobile and landline) that consumers currently use.
A group of telecoms providers have agreed to share information about suspected serious breaches over the use of premium rate phone numbers.
Dale’s Christmas Helping Hands, founded in 1993 by the 53-year-old Southern Oregon resident, displays Christmas trees in local stores and shopping malls decorated with little paper hands; each bearing the name, age and Christmas wish of a child in need.
Equant has reacted strongly to an article in Communications News about BT extending its MPLS solution to include six classes of service. The article, which appeared in the June issue, said no other carriers offered more than three classes.
Telecoms managers have been dealt a favourable hand by Ofcom, after the regulator announced it is extending a price cap on mobile phone charges that it imposed last year. Ofcom will preserve the cap on so-called termination charges beyond its original expiry date of March 2006, for a further 12 months.