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Rick Tillery has joined KTVL Channel 10's news team. Tillery co-anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Trish Glose Monday through Friday. He has worked as a reporter and anchor at television stations in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Washington, D.C.

He served for eight years in the United States Air Force.


Terry Rasmussen has joined John L. Scott of Medford as principal broker. A veteran of 22 years in the real estate industry, Rasmussen previously was with RE/MAX Platinum. He can be reached at 541-890-3150.


Verizon Wireless has named Bobby Morrison president of its Pacific Northwest Region. He succeeds Kelley Kurtzman, who held the position for the past 10 years and has been named vice president of Verizon Telecom Operations in Basking Ridge, N.J.


South Valley Bank & Trust has named Betty Moran vice president and regional branch administrator with oversight of five branches in the Grants Pass, Cave Junction and Merlin markets. Her retail banking experience includes branch management at the North Valley Branch since 2007. She was named Manager of the Year for two-consecutive years in that role.

Moran received a degree in accounting technology from Umpqua Community College. Before her banking career she served in management at Fred Meyer for 19 years, the past six years as a regional supervisor.


Veteran mortgage lender Mike Towery has been named manager for Scottsdale, Ariz.-based imortgage offices in Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. Towery had been with Countrywide Home Loans/Bank of America Home Loans for the past 11 years and previously worked for Washington Mutual.

Also moving to imortgage's Medford office from Countrywide/Bank of America are Jonathen Adams, Kelly Lauerman and Gregg Anderson. Virginia Lewis, who previously worked at PremierWest Bank, also has joined the staff there.

The Medford office is at 3389 Crater Lake Highway, the former Hart Insurance building, and the telephone number is 541-646-3020.

The imortgage Ashland office, at 344 E. Main St., is staffed by Linda Fitzgerald, Jeff Weatherell and Joan Broadfoot. Fitzgerald is the branch manager. Weatherell and Broadfoot both previously worked for Par Mortgage in Ashland. The office phone number is 541-708-4000.

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