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JACKSON COUNTY FAIR BOARD HIRE (UPDATE)
Friday – Jackson County Fair Board met Thursday and decided to rescind the hiring of Pamela j. Fyock for the new manager of the EXPO. A hard decision, but the board made, in my opinion, the proper decision.
Thursday – We’ve been discussing the Pamela J. Fyock hire as the new Jackson County Expo Manager this week. Many concerns have been raised about her having left the Tulare and Sacramento County Fair manager positions under a cloud of accusations of impropriety. Here is the audit from the Tulare County Fair…the Fyock section starts on page 31. Read it for yourself:
Friday 12-01-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:30 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, www.DailyTorch.com
7:10 Mr. Outdoors, Greg Roberts from www.RogueWeather.com with today’s outdoor report.
8:15 Richard Emmons – Josephine County Eagle publisher and board member of the Gospel Rescue Mission in Grants Pass. The mission is starting a venture to construct a number of tiny houses designed to house homeless elderly. Richard explains the project.
Thursday 11-30-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:30 Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H. – America’s mental-health crisis drove suicides to a record-high number last year. Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. lost their lives to suicide in 2022, according to a provisional tally from the National Center for Health Statistics. The agency said the final count would likely be higher. The suicide rate of 14.3 deaths per 100,000 people reached its highest level since 1941.
Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H. (‘America’s Psychiatrist’), a board-certified Beverly Hills psychiatrist is available for interviews.
Additionally, Dr. Carole hosts two radio shows/podcasts and travels the world speaking about her books, especially her latest book for children (and their parents and teachers),
And on www.TerroristTherapist.com pick up a copy of Lions and Tigers and Terrorists, Oh My! How to Protect Your Child in a Time of Terror (Troika Publishing). Proceeds benefit Israelis struggling with the terror attack from Hamas.
This program allows two people around the world speaking in their native tongues to have a conversation without a delay or intermediary.
8:35 Open For Business with Ken from Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place3150 Juanipero Way • Medford, Oregon 97504
Arbor Place Suggestions for December
-As families gather to celebrate the holidays, you might be seeing an aging loved one for the first time in months, or maybe even since this time last year.
-With that, you might notice changes in their health and well-being. If that’s the case, it’s a good idea to sit down with them, and perhaps someone who sees them more often than you do, and ask a few questions about their health.
-Our team here at Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place has a few suggested questions to consider:
Questions for Aging Loved Ones
- Have you suffered any falls lately?
- When’s the last time you saw your doctor?
- Has your doctor made any changes to your prescriptions recently?
- How are you sleeping at night? Do you sleep much during the day?
- What health issues are you most concerned about for the future?
Questions for Their Day-to-Day Caregivers
- Do they ever seem unsteady on their feet as they walk around?
- Has there been any change in their appetite or eating habits?
- Have you noticed any forgetfulness or memory loss?
- Are they still driving? If so, are they driving at night? How safe do you feel in a car with them at the wheel?
- Do you get the sense their eyesight and/or hearing is diminished?
We also have a few things to look for around an aging loved one’s home:
- Is there spoiled food in the fridge?
- Is there healthy food in the house, and does it seem like they have enough?
- Are your loved ones taking medications when they should?
- Are there tripping hazards around the house?
-At Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place, we know it can be difficult to see a change in a parent or loved one’s health and we’re here to help.
-Come see what life is like here a Arbor Place with our Cookies & Cocktails event taking place December 21 from 1 – 3 p.m.!
– It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season in our warm, inviting community. Come see how we celebrate life at every age, and the spirit of the season!
Wednesday 11-29-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:35 Eric Peters, auto journalist with www.EpAutos.com and we talk the war against driving, a great review on a Buick offering and a whole bunch more about politics and the open road.
7:10 State Senator Dennis Linthicum of Klamath Falls updates us on 2 of the Grand Jury Lawsuits filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
8:10 Ron Smith, candidate for Josephine County Commission discusses election integrity concerns that got him sideways with a Daily Courier editorial.
Tuesday 11-28-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information (Podcasts on www.BillMeyerShow.com)
6:40 (Non Scheduled guest) Jackson County Fair Board President J.B. Dimick calls the show and we dig into the views and reasoning behind hiring new EXPO Manager Pamela J. Fyock. Concerns have been raised about her experience as manager of the Tulare County and Sacramento County Fairs.
7:10 Jeff Fynn-Paul, Not Stolen: The Truth About European Colonialism in the New World, Bombardier Books, 2023, 386 pp., $17.26 (paper)
A renowned historian debunks current distortion and myths about European colonialism in the New World and restores much needed balance to our understanding of the past. Was America really “stolen” from the Indians? Was Columbus a racist? Were Indians really peace-loving, communistic environmentalists? Did Europeans commit “genocide” in the New World? It seems that almost everyone—from CNN to the New York Times to angry students pulling down statues of our founders—believes that America’s history is a shameful tale of racism, exploitation, and cruelty. In Not Stolen, renowned historian Jeff Fynn-Paul systematically dismantles this relentlessly negative view of U.S. history, arguing that it is based on shoddy methods, misinformation, and outright lies about the past.
Jeff Fynn-Paul, Ph.D. is an American economic historian and senior university lecturer, who teaches at Leiden University in the Netherlands, in the departments of International Studies, Urban Studies, and Economic History.
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger joins me for a spirited talk on the need for tax money to follow the school student in order to reform public schools. After our talk Jackson County Fair Board member Marty Daniels calls to further discuss the hiring of new Expo Manager Pamela J. Fyock.
8:10 Richard Marshall, President of the Siskiyou Water Users Association is on to dig into the massive problem with California’s “Mitigation Fund” for property owners hurt by the Klamath Dam Removal. Why isn’t Siskiyou County going to bat for its citizens? What about Congress? More at https://www.siskiyoucountywaterusersassociation.org/ Here’s a series of letters Richard has written to various officials detailing the concerns: Richard Marshall Lettes – Klamath Mitigation Fund
Monday 11-27-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information (Podcasts on www.BillMeyerShow.com)
7:10 Gregory Wrightstone, is a geologist and the Executive Director of the CO2 Coalition in Arlington Virginia. He is bestselling author of Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to know. Today we discuss his NEW upcoming book A VERY CONVENIENT WARMING: How Modest Warming and More CO2 are Benefitting Humanity – available for pre-order at www.ConvenientWarming.com
|7:45 community researcher and activist/author Diana Anderson, she’s holding a presentation tomorrow, Tuesday, 5:30pm at the Central Point Library in order to dig more deeply into what “they” have in store with Medford “Vision 2040”.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business Law at SOU, www.DennisPowersBooks.com with today’s “Where Past Meets Present”
Danny Miles: Winning Coach in Basketball (and Life) By Dennis Powers
Born in 1945 in Medford, Daniel “Danny” Miles became one of the winningest coach in the history of men’s collegiate basketball, all at the Oregon Institute of Technology (“OIT”) in Klamath Falls. His father, Claude Miles, played semi-pro baseball in the early 1900s, and Miles Field was named after him due to his successful career in Medford. As Claude and his wife had three boys, he built a baseball field with a grass infield, backstop, and dugouts in the cow pasture behind the family home. Playing sports was their pastime. Danny was an outstanding athlete in three sports—baseball, basketball, and football—at Medford High School and was honored in 1963 as the school’s outstanding athlete.
At the Southern Oregon College of Education (now Southern Oregon University, “SOU”), he earned All-American honors in football, All-Conference in basketball, and on the All-District baseball team. He was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Raiders, and set collegiate football’s all-time record for all divisions by completing 77.9% of his passes in his sophomore year; his career percentage was an outstanding 66%. Miles led the nation in passing percentage in 1964 and 1965, and then in total offense in 1965. After graduating from college, Miles coached the three sports at Mazama High School in Klamath Falls. After one year as Bend High School’s basketball coach, Danny returned to Klamath Falls in 1970 at age 24 as an assistant coach in the three sports at OIT: the results previously were in basketball (1-21), football (0-9), and baseball (3-23).
One year later, he became OIT’s offensive coordinator for football and its head coach for basketball and baseball. He never left the school, nearly a record in itself, which totaled 46 coaching years in 2016 upon his retirement. Deciding to concentrate on basketball, he emphasized different aspects than most coaches. Although he credits his assistant coaches and fans, most center on his unique coaching style. To evaluate players, he created the “Value Point System.” Rather than focusing on usual points-per-game and rebounding, his system computed the entire value of a player’s team contribution by including missed shots, personal fouls, turnovers, recoveries, and assists. He freely substituted to give younger, developing players the chance to experience “game-on-the-line” times. He recruited from around the country, even the world. Miles emphasized sportsmanship and community service. He sponsored Special Olympic events where his team played basketball against the special team for over 20 years—and his players lost by one point every time. The field house reserved sections for those with special needs and the elderly; and he, his coaches, and players generated the money that allowed at least two African children to attend school. From working at an all-faith OIT chapel to reading at children’s programs, his players shared this philosophy.
His approach resulted in near incredible results, all at OIT with its low budgets, enrollment of 4,000, a city of 21,000, and an economic region that endured hard times. He turned down numerous coaching positions with much more money at bigger schools and in large cities. Owing to tough financial times, OIT had to slash his budget so low that at times he almost quit; he had also been fired and rehired due to this. His “Hustlin’ Owls” won three NAIA II national championships (2004, 2008, and 2012), along with one national runner-up, a national third-place, two elite eight’s, 14 district or conference titles, and ranked in the NAIA’s top-20 on 30 occasions. They won a school record of 65 straight wins at home, the longest at the time in the country from November 2009 to December 2011. Miles led his OIT basketball teams to an overall 1,040 – 437 (70.4% win record) with 14 trips to the national NAIA II tournament. He was named the NAIA National Basketball Coach of the Year (2004 and 2008), the overall National Coach of the Year (2012), and ten times as Cascade Conference’s Coach of the Year. Danny led his Owl teams to numerous 20-win seasons (32 times), 25-win seasons (22 times), and 30 or more wins (10 times).
Even now, he has the fifth-most career wins of any collegiate coach (NCAA and NAIA)–including more than notables as Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Bob Knight (Indiana), and Dean Smith (North Carolina). In 1966, he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Miles also is a member of SOU’s and Medford’s Halls of Fame. Southern Oregon University named him as its 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award winner. OIT named the basketball court after him; and in 2018, he was elected (only one of three small-college coaches) to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Miles retired from Oregon Tech in July 2016 after being diagnosed with cancer. To honor him, more than three hundred names of his former players were listed under the Owl’s banner on the wall in Danny Miles’ Court. He began working at Medford’s Cascade Christian High School that year to become its Athletic Director (“AD”) and later mentoring coaches and students. “Better than retirement and staying at home watching TV,” he was quoted as saying. After a career of fifty-one years in education, he retired in 2019. Danny Miles came a long way after taking over a basketball team that had won only one game before. In addition to his winning ways, he has been equally as successful in life.