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Bill Jacobs

It has been 28 years since I was associated with Osco Drug, Sav-on, Jewel Companies, and American Stores Company. Nevertheless, my association with the Company was the highlight of my professional life. Carol, my wife of 52 years, and I now live at Rogue Valley Manor (, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with approximately 1,000 residents located in Medford, a mid-size city in Southern Oregon.

We enjoy four mild seasons, beautiful mountains and forests, abundant wildlife, and the local availability of magnificent performing arts, rather surprising for a city and county of this size. We remain incredibly busy in our immediate community with numerous volunteer activities, and I became quite involved as a founding director of a successful community bank. I have been immersed in a large project here in Medford, with regard to putting on a massive sale of merchandise at the Medford Armory in support of a charitable organization. It is a great joy to read Connections about what different people are doing in their retirement years.

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