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Apple Mac users' group will discuss using apps

Have questions about using Apple apps? There's a meeting for that.

The Ashland Oregon Macintosh Users' Group — AshMUG — will meet from 6 to 8 tonight at the Asante Ashland Community Hospital Conference Room, 280 Maple St., Ashland. The meeting is open to all. A question-and-answer session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a presentation by Todd Derek of Derek Enterprises on using apps. Visit www.ashmug.com.

Ashland Fire & Rescue to commemorate 9/11

Ashland Fire & Rescue will commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11 at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on the steps of Fire Station No. 1, at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and East Main Street.

All are welcome to reflect and remember the 2001 tragedy that killed 3,000 people. There will be a moment of silence and a bell ceremony to honor the 12th anniversary.

The fire station's lobby will be open afterward so guests can view the World Trade Center Monument, featuring an artifact from the site, along with a 9/11 painting by former Ashland firefighter William Phillips. Phillips' painting also is displayed at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.

Medford man gains master's in chemical engineering

Jon Strauss of Medford earned a Master of Science in chemical engineering at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Strauss was one of more than 600 students who earned master's degrees at the university.

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