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I've had the pleasure of meeting many of our heroes over the years, and on this day, I always recall the words of a good friend as he related this story to me so many years ago. "We went in first, to soften things up for the invasion.  I'll never forget how scared I was as I floated helplessly do...
Rogue Valley Veterans Powwow The 14th Annual Rogue Valley Veterans Powwow is being held June 4th and 5th, 2011 The Native American festivities honor all Veterans, Gold Star Mothers and Blue Star Mothers. Attending Veterans will be honored at the opening ceremonies. Admission is free, and the publ...
TAPS, Our Most Endearing Tribute! I was not always aware that there are words to "Taps." I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to those honored dead whom we remember on this day. The following narrative was written by Robert Mitchum, and eloquently recited by John Wayne! "Lest We Forget"
"Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees." These were the last words of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he lay dying on the battlefield. On this Memorial Day, I like to feel that all of our fallen warriors are gathered together and resting peacefully under the shade ...
Good luck Steven and Doug.  Steven has been a great help to me, and I'm sure he will do well in his new undertaking.  Best of luck to both of you.If you ask Jon Washburn he will tell you that he is “not a sales person”, but don’t let this fool you!  What began as an innocent lunch back in 2009 re...
"Baby Boomers" are on the move!   California, Oregon awaits your economic recovery.  In fact, we depend on it! Recent polls indicate that 70 percent (70%) of soon-to-retire California "Baby Boomers" have plans to relocate to the Pacific Northwest. Southern Oregon is "as good as it gets!" Baby Boo...
Special Events, Outdoor Gardens, Party Locations, Venues - Grants Pass, Oregon The Josephine County Historical Society is announcing their new venue in the beautiful garden and Gazebo of the Historic Schmidt House. This lovely setting is now available for your next special event or party, whether...
President Ulysses Grant - Grants Pass, Oregon Since Grants Pass was named to honor Ulysses Grant, I thought a bit of historic trivia would be of interest. Throughout my adolescence, they thought that his name was Ulysses Simpson Grant. Actually, Hiram Ulysses Grant was born in Georgetown, Ohio on...
Turnout Gear Suspenders - Grants Pass, Oregon Turnout Gear Suspenders  that are built by men  who "walk the walk!"     Better S-Penders are premium turnout gear  made right here in Southern Oregon, USA.                     Better S-Penders are made by loggers and firefighters who have used the pr...
Homes Under $100,000 - Grants Pass, Oregon $99,900 - 1006 NW Lawnridge Avenue, Grants Pass, OR 97526 - MLS# 52920460 Comfortable, well-built home in one of the city's original premium neighborhoods. Mature trees lining the Avenue compliment the quiet, family neighborhood. Outside of the home is p...

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