Out & About: October 2-5, 2014

Fall is in full effect in Southern Oregon with a long list of spooky and sweet autumn events. This weekend the hay maze opens near the Jackson County Fair Grounds. This haymazing family-friendly event will run through the month. The maze is created completely out of bales of straw, so an allergy pill might be … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Dividing Perennials

Medford, Ore. — It’s the time of year you should start dividing your spring and summer blooming perennials. OSU Extension Master Gardeners said you should divide plants 4-6 weeks before a hard frost to give the plant time to establish the roots.  You should do this every 3-5 years for most perennials. The Jackson County … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Inducing Labor

Well, it appears this baby is staying put! I guess I can’t blame him – he’s heard his big brother’s toddler temper tantrums – he’s probably a little scared! As my due date approaches (two days away!) I’m thinking more and more about how to naturally induce labor. Some of my co-workers have suggested the … Continue reading »

Coats for Kids Campaign Keeps Kids Warm

MEDFORD, Ore., — Do you have gently-used coats hanging in the closet that are never worn? Kids in Southern Oregon need those coats to keep them warm during the coming cold and wet weather. The cooler temperatures are on their way and NewsWatch12 wants to make sure local children are ready for them.  NewsWatch 12, … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Legacy of Sparrow Clubs

MEDFORD, Ore.–  This year, Sparrow Clubs in Oregon is expanding by adding another director to launch clubs year-round in Central Oregon. The new hire made his way to Southern Oregon for training, but he has already taken flight. The new director, Michael Leeland, told the students at North Medford, “I am here to empower you, … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Flu Vaccines

(CONSUMER REPORTS) –  With flu season around the corner, health experts say it’s best to get vaccinated as early as possible. The standard vaccine is now free, without a co-pay or deductible. but there are other types to consider, and one vaccine doesn’t require a shot at all. Dr. Orly Avitzur with Consumer Reports says  … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Master Gardener Volunteer

Medford, Ore. — You don’t have to be a master to be a Master Gardener.  In fact, the Master Gardener Program said you only need to have a desire to learn. If you’d like to be a Master Gardener through Jackson County Extension Service you’ll need to call right away.  The new class begins January … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Guessing Game

With just eight days to go to my due date – I’m getting anxious for this baby to arrive! My co-workers are having a little fun with it, placing their bets on when baby #2 will arrive and how much he’ll weigh. You can take part, by guessing which one of my colleagues has the … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring with a Smile

Medford, Ore. — As several schools prepare to adopt new Sparrows for the school year, one North Medford High School student will be adopted by her peers. Hailey Maddox will be adopted as her school’s Sparrow.  The 15-year-old is fighting a rare cancer.  In January, doctors found it in her knee, lymph nodes and lungs. … Continue reading »

Sparrow Clubs Begins New School Year

Grants Pass, Ore. — Sparrow Clubs has launched a new school year with its first club of the year. Grants Pass High School packed the gym Wednesday to meet five-year-old Kassandra.  The school’s new sparrow was born premature at only 26 weeks.  She contracted MRSA.  The infection spread to her brain severely damaging her eyes. … Continue reading »

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