December 8, 2023



Talent Council calls for ceasefire in Israel-Palestine war

The Talent City Council sent a letter last week to Oregon elected leaders urging an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East and an end to military aid to Israel. Councilor Jason Clark drafted the one paragraph letter that was endorsed by the Talent City Council and signed by Mayor Darby Ayers-Flood.

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Talent Harvest Festival back for 52nd year

Back and bigger than ever, the Talent Harvest Festival returns Saturday, Oct. 7, with a record-breaking 100-plus vendors, 14 bands and artists performing across five separate stages and an expected turnout of more than 5,000 people.

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Obituary: Margaret McCartney

Obituary: Margaret McCartney died Dec. 4 at 83. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. 2nd St., Ashland.

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A home for the holidays? Local cat adoption events coming up this month

With local rescue groups still overflowing with cats and kittens, those wishing to bring home a new family member for the holidays will have opportunities to do so on two upcoming December weekends. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Ashland-based Friends of the Animals (formerly Friends of the Animal Shelter) will partner with Feral Cat Advocacy (FCA), Melly Cat Rescue, and Hero Tails Animal Sanctuary for a Feline Fair at the Rogue Valley Mall.

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Relocations: Politics far and near

Herbert Rothschild: Apparently, Kissinger insisted on recording practically every word he said. His aides later commented that he needed to keep track of which lie he told to whom.

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