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FFA Students Convention Highlights School Board Meeting

1Five students from Rogue River Junior/Senior High School who traveled to Louisville, Kent., for the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention and Expo and Nashville,Tenn., last month talked about what they saw at the convention, as well as Andrew Jackson's old home, the site of a Civil War battle, country music's home, and the biggest cave in the world. Chapter president Michael Howard, vice president Evan McFetridge, secretary Annabelle Lee, sentinel Zoe Reeder and Amber Rose along with Rogue River FFA advisor Sam Herrringshaw spent seven days in the area. Three of their days were spent at the national convention, with the remaining four touring the area. They spokeon their experience at the (Subscribe for full story)


New Owners, Same Old Baci's

For more than a dozen years, Baci’s has been landmark eatery with a strong customer base. Now, customers will be taking note of a subtle change. Last month, former owner Oren Ben-Dayan turned over control to Elizabeth McMurren and her brother, Scott Weagel. The siblings are looking forward to continuing everything that Ben-Dayan started years ago. “Oren left us with some big shoes to fill,” McMurren said. “But, we aim to do our best and keep serving the best food in town.” Although from Eugene, the siblings are quite familiar with the area. In 1980, their father purchased more than 95 acres of land near Rogue River and they spent a lot of time there. In 1992, Weagel (Subscribe for full story)


County Repeals Effect of Marijuana Vote

Jackson County Commissioners, particularly Doug Breidenthal and Colleen Roberts, expressed surprise that no one was on hand to speak in favor or disapproval in the public hearing regarding the repeal of Chapter 886, the county's proposed method of taxing both medical and recreational marijuana approved by county voters earlier this year at the board's Nov. 12 meeting in Medford. But in fact, no one was at the meeting to voice concern or disapproval the board's having to repeal amea sure county voters approved to keep from conflicting with provisions of House Bill 3400. House Bill 2400, which the Legislature enacted and Gov. Kate Brown approved during the 2015 Legislative (Subscribe for full story)






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