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TC Chevy of Ashland has donated $10,000 to the Mt. Ashland Ski Area. The auto dealer is the official auto sponsor of Mount Ashland and is supplying financial assistance to the ski area toward the purchase of two vehicles.

The $10,000 cash donation is in addition to the auto sponsorship contributions.

The ski area recently announced a fundraising goal of $350,000 after having one of the worst ski seasons in 20 years.

Local businesses can contribute to the fundraising effort by joining the list of Ashland Gold Sponsors with a $2,500 donation. Gold Sponsor businesses receive two transferable Gold Ski Passes, recognition in the ski lodge and a tax deduction of $1,100.

The ski area also is seeking tax-deductible donations from individuals in any amount. For information or to make a donation, call 541-482-2897 or see the ski area's website at www.mtashland.com.

The city of Ashland will test the Hosler Dam warning sirens at noon Monday, July 9, to ensure they are working properly.

The sirens will sound for 15 seconds followed by an announcement saying, "This is a test of the Hosler Dam warning system. This is only a test."

The sirens are near the Angus Bowmer Theatre, the upper end of Granite Street in Lithia Park, near the wastewater treatment plant on Oak Street and on Highway 99 across from Butler Ford.

For more information, contact the Ashland Public Works Department at 541-488-5347 or by email at fleurys@ashland.or.us.

Disability Advocates for Social and Independent Living will host its eighth annual fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 7, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Tickets cost $10. (A previous story listed an incorrect day.)

DASIL is Medford's only homeless drop-in center where people with disabilities and the homeless can spend the day, have coffee, a snack, use the phone and computer, receive mail, socialize or sleep on one of the couches. About 75 people go to DASIL every day.

The organization's funding will no longer be available after June and community support will be needed if it is to stay open.

A vacancy is available on the seven-member Jackson County Library Advisory Committee, and the Board of Commissioners is looking for an applicant to fill it.

The committee advises the commissioners on issues affecting the governance of Jackson County's library system. Members serve as volunteers for four-year terms.

The board may interview applicants.

Those interested should complete an application at www.jacksoncounty.org, or obtain one from the commissioners' office by calling 541-776-6116.

For additional information, call Lisa White at 541-774-6402.

Medford residents interested in running for mayor or City Council positions can submit applications until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.

Packets are available at the City Recorder's Office at City Hall, 411 W. Eighth St., Medford.

Prospective council and mayoral candidates must be registered voters and have been a Medford resident for more than six months. Prospective council members must be a resident of the ward they wish to represent.

To be placed on the ballot, candidates must get 25 qualified signatures. Council member candidates must obtain the signatures from their wards.

Both positions are unpaid. Contact 541-774-2017 for more information.

Members of the Ashland Talent Film Group will show their newest short film, "Active Imagination," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Randall Theater, 10 E. Third St., Medford.

The film is written and directed by Peter Wickliffe and stars Max Gutfreund and Hannah Gassaway. A version of it won second place in the Mail Tribune's Two-Minute Film Fest this spring.

Tickets cost $5. Limited seating is available. To make reservations, see www.ashlandtalentfilmgroup.webs.com.

Escapees RV Club will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at at Shari's Restaurant, 210 Peninger Road, Central Point.

Anyone interested in meeting fellow RVers is invited to attend. For details, call Kathy Perry 541-659-7208.

The Chapter 37 Escapee RV Club monthly rally will be held at Hiouchi RV Park in Hiouchi, Calif., July 13-17. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For more information, call Pat Randall at 541-450-0516.