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Inc. to be honored by agriculture group

Pear grower and processor Naumes Inc. will be honored for innovation and leadership in high-valued products at the ninth annual Agricultural Progress Award Dinner in Oct. 29.

The Medford-based company is the largest independent fruit juice processor in the U.S. and one of the nation's largest pear growers.

The event is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences, the E.R. Jackman Foundation, the Port of Portland and the Oregon Wheat Growers League.

open side-by-side businesses in C.P.

CENTRAL POINT -- Steve and Barbara Andrews have acquired the convenience store at 750 Hopkins Road.

The former Cliff's Neighborhood Market is now Your Neighborhood Market. The telephone number remains 664-2076.

He and his brother Mark Andrews have also opened a video store and arcade next door, at 754 Hopkins.

The Video Vault offers movie and game rentals, arcade games and game stations with 27-inch screens. Formats include Nintendo 64, Sony Playstation and Sega Genesis.

The business opens at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; it closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The telephone number is 664-3360.

renovation includes lodging units

The renovation of Callahan's Restaurant will include 14 lodging units, to open by mid-December.

Ron and Donna Bergquist are adding six rooms below the existing restaurant and six luxury suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzis above the restaurant.

The expansion includes a new lobby with a vaulted ceiling and 25-foot-high rock fireplace.

During construction, the restaurant will be closed during weekdays, opening at 4 p.m. for dinner. It will remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

We hope to have the restaurant open on weekdays again by Thanksgiving, in time for the Mount Ashland ski season, Donna Bergquist said.