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Hot Week Perfect Setting for Jackson County Fair

Southern Oregon's traditionally warm temperatures didn't keep people from attending the Jackson County Fair last week. "Carnival Lights and Country Nights" was the theme for the five-day fair,and nothing could have created a better description.Warm nights, nationally known entertainment everynight and a number of new attractions and, of course,the midway during the day made the fair one to remember. The fair is not only an entertainment, but it's the culmination of the hard work of students and craftsmen from all over the valley, as they exhibit and sell the animals they raise through the 4-H (Subscribe for full story)


Hometown Tradition Continues in Wimer

Wimer is many things to many people. For some, it is an historic covered bridge that crosses Evans Creek, the only covered bridge in Jackson county, and possibly the most significant landmark in the Evans Valley. For others, it is an area packed with beauty, tradition, and pioneer history. Others still find a sense of community fairly unparalleled in other areas, counties and states. For those who reside there, it is home. Somewho have moved here echo a common comment,“When I moved to Wimer, I found my tribe!” The July 6, 2003 bridge collapse incident shocked and saddened the entire community. The Rogue River Pressstated the (Subscribe for full story)


Vizcarra Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

Jacob Vizcarra, a former Rogue River Junior/Senior High School music teacher, pleaded not guilty to three charges in connection to analleged sexual relationship with a high school student during his arraignment at Jackson County Circuit Court on Tue., July 26. Appearing before Judge Kelly Ravassipour with defense attorney Jeni Feinberg, he presented the not-guilty plea. His next appointment is a pre-trial conference on Mon., Aug. 29,before Judge Lorenzo Mejia. Vizcarra, who had nearly (Subscribe for full story)




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