Because of a family illness, author Jane Kirkpatrick has canceled her scheduled appearance at the Medford library on Thursday, Nov. 1. The afternoon's adjusted program will include a performance by the Old Time Fiddlers at 2:30 p.m. followed by refreshments.
At 3:30 p.m. Kirkpatrick's fans will have an opportunity to share thoughts about her diverse body of fiction and nonfiction.
For more information, call the Medford library at 541-774-8679.
Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Central Point Branch Library, 116 South Third St.
The intent of the meeting is to have an open conversation with members of the Central Point community. Skundrick has held town hall meetings in White City, Butte Falls, Shady Cove, Gold Hill, Eagle Point, the Applegate Valley, Jacksonville and Talent. Additional meetings in Ruch and Phoenix are planned before the end of the year.
Items discussed in previous meetings included the potential incorporation of White City, public safety, land-use issues, commissioner salaries, libraries, historic preservation, road conditions, coordination with federal agencies, property values and taxation.
The Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders has appointed Central Point City Recorder Deanna Casey as Region V director for 2012-13. Casey received the oath of office at the association's annual conference banquet held in Ontario on Sept. 21.
Casey has been a member of OAMR since 1999. She has previously served on several committees, including the conference committee, special projects and fundraising, records management, nominating, historical preservation, mentoring, newsletter and the scholarship committees. She has twice chaired the Internet committee and filled the unexpired term of the Region V director for 2011.
Casey received her certified municipal clerk designation in 2002 from the International Association of Municipal Clerks and was accepted into the Master Municipal Clerk Academy in 2003, receiving her master municipal clerk designation in August 2006.
OAMR promotes governmental relationships and provides educational and training opportunities for more than 200 Oregon city recorders statewide.
Medford doctor Peter A. Grant has been named president of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Grant has been practicing in Medford for 27 years. He also has offices in Grants Pass and Mt. Shasta, Calif. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and graduated in 1982. He completed additional training in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.
Grant has lectured extensively on carpal tunnel syndrome and generalized neuropathy and is considered a national expert in identifying and combating fraud and abuse in EDX medicine.
A member of AANEM since 1984, Grant has served on several committees, including the professional practice, finance, and executive committees and founded the EDX Laboratory Accreditation Committee. He previously served as secretary/treasurer of the AANEM for three years.