Kirstin O'Connor

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Name: Kirstin O'Connor
Date registered: September 12, 2013

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  1. Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part II — November 21, 2014
  2. Pet of the Week: Trooper — November 21, 2014
  3. Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part I — November 20, 2014
  4. Locals Build Veteran Amputee Bikes — November 11, 2014
  5. Civilian Jobs For Returning Veterans — November 11, 2014

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Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part II

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just in time for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a veteran gingerbread baker shared her secrets to scoring well with the judges. In the second part in this series NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined Vickie Eastwood in the kitchen, who explained how to make candy stained glass windows, marshmallow treat trees, and roofing tile dusted in snow.

Pet of the Week: Trooper

MEDFORD, Ore. — This week’s “Pet of the Week” is Trooper, a five month old Boxer! Trooper came to the shelter with parvovirus, which can be deadly to puppies. But veterinarians at Best Friends Animal Hospital saved his life. He is treat motivated and listens well, and can sit on command. If you’re interested in Trooper contact … Continue reading »

Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part I

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just in time for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a veteran gingerbread baker shared her secrets to scoring well with the judges. In the first part in this series NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined Vickie Eastwood in the kitchen, for some tips to transforming a store-bought gingerbread house kit into a masterpiece.

Locals Build Veteran Amputee Bikes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Americans across the country celebrated Veterans Day by honoring the millions of men and women who have served our country. But many of those veterans return home with permanent injuries, forcing them to change their lifestyles completely. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with John Barker, the Midway Route Coordinator for Run for the Wall … Continue reading »

Civilian Jobs For Returning Veterans

MEDFORD, Ore. — This year tens of thousands of American troops are preparing to transition out of the military into civilian life. Military service men and women make outstanding employees in many industries, both thanks to their tangible skills and dedication. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Retired Army Colonel Garland Williams about the steps veterans should take … Continue reading »

Police Respond to Vote for Measure 91

MEDFORD, Ore. – NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department about what new recreational marijuana laws will mean for the department, and how soon those laws will go into effect.

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits

MEDFORD, Ore. –The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two every year. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor talks with Clinical dietitian Sherri Sexton … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Garlic

MEDFORD, Ore. – Elephant garlic grows about a softball size bulb and is really hard to find this time of year, but best to grow in your own garden during the fall. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor met with OSU Extension Master Gardener Teresa Reavis to find out more about how to plant the mild ingredient.

Final Days to Donate to Coats for Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday is the last day to drop off donations of new or gently used coats to NewsWatch12’s Coats for Kids 2014 campaign. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor collected some of the last minute donations at the Pet Country Grange Co-op in Medford, where one of the nearly 80 barrels was filling up through the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Wheatgrass Seeds

MEDFORD, Ore. —Wheatgrass juice is nature’s most powerful concentrated liquid nutrient. Two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of the best raw organic vegetables. OSU Extension Master Gardeners say growing the plant yourself can save you money. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor met with OSU Master Gardener Steve Andrews who explained some tricks … Continue reading »

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