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Nature's Pet Market has opened a Medford location at the former Hallmark card location in the Medford Center.

A grand opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Owners Vickie and Mark Pagan have operated a Nature's Pet Market in Ashland for the past three years.

The Medford store provides a full selection of pet food and supplies as well as self-wash and full-service grooming for cats and dogs.

The store is at 969 Medford Center Drive, adjacent to the Rite Aid Pharmacy. The telephone number is 541-500-8484.

The Hallmark store was a fixture in the center for many years.

Buttercloud Bakery & Cafe will be open seven days a week, beginning Monday.

The eatery at 310 Genessee St., in Medford, was opened by Ellen and Gibson Holub in late 2011.

"We were originally closed on Mondays because in the beginning it was just my wife and myself working, and we needed at least one day off to rest and recuperate," said Gibson Holub.

During the past 21/2 years, he said, customers requested Monday hours.

Now that the staff has grown to nine, he said, that request can be accommodated.

Buttercloud is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The telephone number is 541-973-2336

Canadian design firm Stantec said it plans to acquire Salt Lake City-based JBR Environmental Consultants, which has an office in Medford.

JBR Environmental Consultants, founded in 1985, has 140 employees and operates in 12 western states. Its local office has a staff of five.

Stantec, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, does planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management and project economics work.

It has more than 5,000 employees in 125 offices.

The transaction is expected to close in May 2014.

Papé Machinery of Eugene has purchased the company assets of Central Point John Deere Agriculture and Turf equipment dealer Floyd A. Boyd.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Papé Machinery also has John Deere franchises in Bend, Madras, Merrill and Fall River Mills, Calif.

It has a total of 21 agricultural and turf locations in Eastern Washington, and northern Idaho, Oregon and Northern California.

The Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center laboratory in Medford is sponsoring a two-day parasitology workshop, May 3-4, featuring Lynne Garcia, the world's foremost authority on diagnostic parasitology.

Garcia's textbooks have been used for at least 20 years as the authority in this field of study.

Laboratory and health professionals will have an opportunity to review emerging parasites and relevant testing, which includes case studies.

The cost is $25 per day and continuing medical education credits are available.

To register, call the Asante Microbiology Department at 541-789-6300 or email catherine.dewey@asante.org.

Compiled from staff reports