Tuesday, May 29, 2012 was a very special day for Mel Morris. It was the first time he had been away from the hospital or rehabilitation facility since his stroke the end of March.. He attended a board branding at the fairgrounds, wherein members of the Jackson County Stockmen’s Association used their irons to brand some timbers in Chaisson Park.
The park was reconfigured into the Rogue Saloon for the Central Point Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo held last weekend.
Morris is a member of the Jackson County Fair Board of Directors, and a retired Eagle Point High School Vo-Ag, FFA instructor, who spends endless hours tallying results at the spring and summer Jackson County Fairs. Many also know Mel and his good friend and neighbor, John Dimick as chefs supreme.
It was a very special time to Melvin as he greeted old friends, enjoyed some awesome Hefley brothers burgers and a beverage or two, according to his good friend and daily visitor, John Dimick