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Past articles by Buffy:

Getting mom back home

Ruth Harper, 80, lost her Central Point home to fire just before Christmas Eighty-year-old Central Point resident Ruth Harper was wrapping gifts for her extended family just before Christmas at h... → Read More

Single dad of 6 could use some support

Editor’s note: Light One Candle is an annual series sponsored by the Mail Tribune that focuses on an individual, group or organization who could use a helping hand during the holiday season. On... → Read More

Teen escapes violence in El Salvador to rebuild with family, Almeda survivors

Editor’s note: Light One Candle is an annual series sponsored by the Mail Tribune that focuses on an individual, group or organization who could use a helping hand during the holiday season. On... → Read More

Central Point goes Disneyland-esque

When a trio of snow-blowing — and bubble-making — machines arrived at Central Point City Hall this fall, Parks and Recreation Manager Nikki Petersen’s excitement was probably a few notches higher tha... → Read More

Central Point throws ‘one big party’ for Christmas

This year’s Central Point Community Christmas promises a return to its pre-pandemic Yuletide celebration, complete with parade floats, visits with Santa, Christmas caroling and holiday goodies galore.... → Read More

Grange is going big on Highway 62

Grange Co-op officials are optimistic their new 22,000-square-foot retail space being built along Highway 62 in White City will open before the calendar year runs out. The two-story structure, at 7700... → Read More

Missing hunters found after 3 days in the forest

Two hunters reported missing Saturday in the woods of Huckleberry Mountain between Prospect and Butte Falls were found just before 3 p.m. Monday. Extremely grateful and relieved family members of Uint... → Read More

Tamales for a good cause

Using her talent for cooking delicious Mexican food and her knack for bringing people together, Phoenix resident Ilda Ortiz is a woman with big goals. Having made a monthly venture for the past nine m... → Read More

Woman injured by bear in west Medford

A woman in west Medford was injured by a bear Monday evening when she surprised the bruin in her backyard. Medford police reported a black bear attack in the 900 block of North Ross Lane. The victim ... → Read More

Patches survives ... again

A black-and-white puppy that tugged on heartstrings around the region last month when he emerged from the ashes of the devastating McKinney Fire has survived a second brush with death. Patches, an Aus... → Read More

Rogue Valley Chorale enters its 50th season with a new music director

The Rogue Valley Chorale will celebrate its 50th year with a full concert season and a brand new music director, Jerron Jorgensen. A South Dakota native, the 34-year-old Jorgensen moved recently from ... → Read More

‘Flying Legends’ come to town

A pair of vintage World War II planes will offer locals a chance to climb aboard and get an up-close look at a piece of combat history. For some it could be a look at something super cool their grandp... → Read More

Throw and Tell: speed dating with axes

To the casual observer, it looked like the nearly three dozen mostly single folk at Cascadia Axe Company Thursday night were tossing axes, sipping cold drinks and enjoying a few laughs. But a closer l... → Read More

Rogue River VFW shuttered

After 77 years serving as a meeting place for veterans and their spouses, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4116 in Rogue River has been folded into the history books. Post members received an officia... → Read More

Cool bees – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Local beekeepers are as busy as their tiny counterparts this week as they work to safeguard their hive boxes against sweltering heat baking the region. Sharon Schmidt, president of the Phoenix chapter... → Read More

Citizens arrest made in alleged arson

A trio of good Samaritans detained a suspected arsonist Monday afternoon by tying him to a tree near the remote spot on the map known as Marial. According to Curry County Sheriff John Ward, 31-year-ol... → Read More

Market of Choice employees subdue robber

A machete-wielding man who reportedly tried to rob Market of Choice on Biddle Road Tuesday afternoon was subdued by store employees who pinned him to the ground as they waited for police to arrive. An... → Read More

Know the rules: Local fireworks regulations

With Fourth of July just around the corner, local residents are gearing up to enjoy festivities while juggling concerns about fire danger heightened by ongoing drought and other variables. It’s a toug... → Read More

‘Big Daddy’ Vranes is doing his thing again July 4

While some towns don’t even throw down for a single, solitary fireworks show on Fourth of July, residents in Central Point are spoiled with two. The city of Central Point sponsors an annual fireworks ... → Read More

Farmstand at Beebe Farms closes

Four growing seasons after he revived farming operations at the locally beloved Beebe Farms in Central Point, New York native Octavio Poscidonio is throwing in the towel. Poscidonio announced this wee... → Read More