AN INDEPENDENT MOVIE PRODUCTION IS LOOKING FOR EXTRAS THIS WEEKEND, FOR A SHORT FILM, SET TO BE PRODUCED THIS SUNDAY, AT SPARTAN BOXING CLUB. ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED CAN EMAIL THE FILM’S PRODUCER LUIS RODRIGUEZ AT LUISRODRIGUEZ.FILMS@YAHOO.COM.
A DEVELOPER’S PROPOSAL HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE TALENT PLANNING COMMISSION, FOR A POSSIBLE DOLLAR GENERAL STORE, ON WEST VALLEY VIEW ROAD, NEAR HIGHWAY 99. THE PROPOSAL WOULD SEE A 9100 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY BUILT ON AN ACRE AND A HALF, BETWEEN ANJOU CLUB, SNAP FITNESS, AND EDWARD JONES.
A MEDFORD WOMAN IS FACING NEAR SIX YEARS IN PRISON, AFTER ADMITTING THAT SHE SCALDED HER THREE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, AND THEN WAITED A DAY BEFORE SEEKING MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR THE CHILD. FELICIA BURTON, ADMITTED THAT SHE HELD THE CHILD’S HANDS AND ARMS UNDER SCALDING HOT WATER, AS A PUNISHMENT FOR THE CHILD HAVING A BATHROOM ACCIDENT. BURTON THEN TRIED TO GIVE A FALSE REASON FOR THE DEEP BURNS TO THE CHILDS ARMS AND FINGERTIPS. BURTON WILL BEGIN SERVING HER SENTENCE TODAY.
THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS HAVE DECIDED TO PLACE A MEASURE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT, TO PROVIDE PERMANENT FUNDING FOR THE SOUTHERN OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THEY’LL ALSO PROVIDE A CASH INFUSION, OF ALMOST A HALF-MILLION DOLLARS TO TEMPORARILY KEEP THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AFLOAT. THE ROGUE VALLEY HERITAGE DISTRICT WOULD COST AROUND FIVE CENTS PER $1000 OF ASSESSED PROPERTY VALUE.
FORMER JACKSON COUNTY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY JUSTICE, SHANE HAGEY, PLEADED GUILTY TO A CHARGE OF METHAMPHETAMINE POSSESSION MONDAY. THE PLEA WAS CONDITIONAL HOWEVER, MEANING THAT HAGEY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO APPEAL HIS CASE. HAGEY WAS ARRESTED IN DECEMBER OF 2015, AFTER BUYING METH FROM AN MPD INFORMANT AT A PURPLE PARROT. HAGEY WAS SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS PROBATION, 40 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND A $200 FINE.
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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 5-23-16
6:35 BadCounty.com's Dale Matthews, JoCo news
7:05 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts
7:10 Jennifer Burke, editor at Politistick.com, we discuss how Facebook might censor conservative views, but GOOGLE may be even worse!
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.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice! Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 11:00.
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.