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.
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.
Celebrating your birthday is always a fun experience. When you celebrate it with a grand opening, it’s even better!
On November 21 William Link and his son David Link did just that. They both celebrate their birthdays in the same month and had planned on a Grand Opening of their restaurant, the Mon Desir, to celebrate with.
Speaking highly of his Father, David said, “My Dad is a great guy and loves to have fun. In fact we both do. All of us had wanted to have this grand opening before my Dad’s birthday and we barely made it.”
William expressed how pleased he was of all that was taking place.
Opening up the Mon Desir and celebrating two family birthdays all at once truly is a milestone event.