A MEDFORD TEENAGER, WHO POLICE SAY WAS INVOLVED IN A DRIVE-BY STYLE SHOOTING ON NARREGAN STREET IN WEST MEDFORD, LAST SEPTEMBER, HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY. POLICE SAY THAT SANTIAGO FLORES-LOVELAND WAS INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT, BUT FLED. HE WAS FOUND IN CALIFORNIA NEARLY A MONTH LATER ON A DIFFERENT CHARGE, AND UPON HIS RETURN TO JACKSON COUNTY, PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES OF RIOT, AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ASSAULT.
A MEDFORD MAN, WAS ARRESTED, ON SUSPICION THAT HE HIT A WOMAN WITH HIS CAR, AND THEN FLED THE SCENE. MEDFORD POLICE CLAIM THAT 61 YEAR OLD KEVIN LACER, HIT THE WOMAN WITH HIS CAR, KNOCKING HER TO THE GROUND, AND THEN LEAVING THE SCENE AFTER AN ALTERCATION OVER A PARKING SPACE AT WINCO FOODS. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO, AND WITNESSES HELPED POLICE TRACK LACER TO A RESIDENCE ON WEST STEWART AVENUE. LACER IS FACING ASSAULT AND AND HIT AND RUN CHARGES.
THE OWNER OF ONE LOCAL PEAR ORCHARD IS SAYING THAT, WHILE HIS CROPS ARE COMING IN STRONG, THERE’S BIT OF A SHORTAGE IN SKILLED LABOR. GARY HUBLER OF HUBLER ORCHARDS SAYS THAT MOST OF THE AG WORKERS THERE WERE IN THE VALLEY AT ONE POINT IN TIME, HAVE MIGRATED TO OTHER LINES OF WORK. HE SAYS HE WONDERS WHAT WILL HAPPEN COME PICKING SEASON. IF ANYONE WITH SKILLS IN AGRICULTURE IS INTERESTED, YOU CAN GO TO THE MEDFORD UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE.
A NEW RECREATION CENTER, COMPLETE WITH A GYMNASIUM AND AN AQUATIC CENTER, MAY BE NEXT FOR MEDFORD. THE CITY COUNCIL MAY STUDY THE IDEA OF A REC CENTER, WHICH COULD COST UPWARDS OF $18 MILLION DOLLARS, OR MORE, WHICH COULD COME FROM TAXES DIVERTED WHEN THE CITY STOPS PAYING OFF THE MEDFORD URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY BONDS IN 2018.
JOSEPHINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A SUSPECT, THEY CLAIM PULLED A GUN, AND OPENED FIRE, DURING AN ARGUMENT AT JUBILEE PARK, NEAR CAVE JUNCTION. THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE, AROUND 25 TO 30 YEARS OLD, WITH A THIN BUILD AND A LARGE TATTOO ON HIS UPPER TORSO. THEY SAY THE MAN WAS WEARING BLUE JEANS, AND WAS RIDING A BEACH CRUISER STYLE BICYCLE. ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT POLICE.
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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-27-16:
6:15: Norman Leahy with AMInewswire.com writes an article about how the U.S. is using antiquated computer systems to run nuke arsenal.
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6:35 Liz Peek, contributor to TheFiscalTimes.com and her article today - Why Bernie Should Hit Hillary Clinton over the allegations in "Clinton Cash" documentary.
7:10 Mr. X explains how a few people take over our government with Policy Consensus.
7:35 Secretary State candidate Dennis Richardson talks Cover Oregon's fraud, Kate Brown's involvement. More on Dennis Richardson's candidacy HERE.
8:10 More Mr X on the Polar Bear issue
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8:10 Dr. Powers "Visiting Past and Present"
The Rogue Credit Union
By Dennis Powers
The lack of financial services in the mid-1950s brought a group of 10 teachers in Southern Oregon together to find a way to help one another. By forming a non-profit, financial cooperative (or credit union)--owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit--they ensured in 1956 to have access to fairly priced credit, a safe investment, and generally lower fees.
Members elect a volunteer board of directors to oversee the credit union, and the President/CEO reports to this board. Membership then was open to public school employees who worked in Jackson County, employees of the Credit Union, immediate family members, and organizations to which they belonged.
During the early 1960s, Jackson County Teachers Federal Credit Union (“JCTFCU”), as it was known, moved from a garage into an office, started a newsletter, and hit the $1 million mark in assets. They ended the decade having a part-time operation in Ashland.
In 1972, a merger and name change to Rogue Federal Credit Union allowed membership to expand to city, county, state, and school employees. Rogue Credit Union in 1980 met the $20 million mark in assets and in 1984 opened its Ashland Branch. The 30th year was marked with the opening of an office in North Medford and the credit union hit $50 million in assets by 1986.
With the end of 1996 and 40 years later, Rogue Credit Union (“RCU”) boasted $120 million in assets and over 27,000 members. During 2001, the National Credit Union Administration approved an amendment to its charter expanding membership to include Josephine and Klamath counties, as well as allowing a branch to be operated in Grants Pass (2004) and Klamath Falls (2005).
In 2012, it purchased and assumed the Oregon operations of Chetco Federal Credit Union from the National Credit Union Administration. This resulted in the addition of Curry, Coos and Del Norte counties to the charter area (with five full service branches from Brookings to Bandon). Presently with 15 full-service branch locations in six Oregon counties (with one California location in Del Norte county), and one drive-up location in Medford, it serves a variety of financial needs from basic financial services to mortgage loans, investment services, and business loans.
In 2015, RCU was recognized as the #1 Financial Institution in the Mail Tribune Reader’s Choice Award (the 7th year in a row), and earned the #1 place for Best Customer Service in the Curry Coastal Pilot Reader’s Choice Award. Oregon Business Magazine also recognized it as the #1 Best Large Non-Profit to work for in Oregon.
The credit union now has over 100,000 members, boasts assets in excess of $1 billion (85% of this is loaned out to members), and returned last year $2.5 million in dividends. Any person who lives, works, owns a business or has an immediate family member in 28 Oregon counties (this state has 36) can become a member and keeps ownership by maintaining a savings account balance of at least $5; each person is allowed only one share in the credit union.
Its growth rate is among the top five credit unions in the country and led Oregon’s credit unions with a 12 3/4th percent growth in 2015, outpacing the 5% state average--all due to continuing excellent management, every member being an owner, and the efforts of one small, insightful group in 1956.
Sources: “The History of Rogue Credit Union,” at RCU History; Greg Stiles, “Rogue Credit Union's net income rises 3.7 percent,” Mail Tribune, April 15, 2016, at RCU Financials; President’s Report (2015) atRCU Annual Report; see also “RCU Membership” at Membership.
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Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
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Minding Your Money
Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar! Saturday morning at 11:00 on KMED.
The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.