Local briefs

Crews will begin burning piles of woody debris this week near Lake of the Woods, Rocky Point and Klamath Falls.

The burning is part of the Fremont-Winema National Forests' Hazardous Fuels Reduction Program. Locations include: 443 acres along Highway 140; 34 acres near Lakewoods Subdivision; and 1 acre each at Camp Esther-Applegate at Lake of the Woods, Fourmile Lake campground and Pelican Barn near Rocky Point.

Recorded fire information is available by calling the Klamath Falls Interagency Fire Center at 541-883-6831 or the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 541-947-6259.

Southern Oregon Brewing Company and the Medford Rogue Rotary Club are holding a second "Pints for Polio" event to help eradicate polio.

From 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, the brewery will donate 50 percent of its beer sale proceeds to fighting polio.

Southern Oregon Brewing's Tap Room is at 1922 United Way, two blocks off Highway 62 (via Whittle Ave.), behind Lava Lanes.

The "Pints for Polio" campaign is part of a Rotary International effort to raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support polio-immunization campaigns in developing countries.

Since starting an immunization campaign against polio in 1988, Rotary International, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have seen cases drop by 99 percent worldwide. Rotary has donated more than $900 million to the effort.

Dr. Steven Hersch will speak on "The New Paradigm in Health Care — What It Means to You" at noon Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. The meeting is free and open to the public.

After 13 years of private practice in Los Angeles, he moved to Ashland in 2002. He opened his Meducation PC office in 2007 to provide patient-centered, collaborative health care.

Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch; light refreshments and drinks will be served. For more information, call 541-858-8819.

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