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Horse tack found at the corner of Crystal and Hwy 62.  Call 541-560-3880 (evenings) to identify.


Spaghetti Feed at the Upper Rogue Community Center Saturday, April 5th at 5:00 P.M. Silent auction items and more. All proceeds benefit YRyA, the Upper Rogue Youth Program. Come help us provide fun activities for our youth.

Thank you for your continued support of the Upper Rogue!



Wood House 6th Annual Farm Festival Saturday, May 17th, 9 – 5pm, Sunday, May 18th,9 – 4pm.Antique tractors, antiques, western art farm displays, blacksmith, vintage vacuum tube radios and much more. Free cookies made in the wood stove. Tours of the Wood House. $2.00 admission, Seniors & children 7-12 $1.00, kids 6 and under free. All proceeds go to the Wood House.


Kirk Stierwalt 2014 Clinic- Great educational opportunity will be held at Rainey’s Corner Feed & Hardware on March 28th, 29th & 30th from 9am – 5pm. $250.00 per person to bring your steer or heifer, $100.00 per person to audit. Please call or pick up your Clinic Guide at Rainey’s. For additional information call 541-830-4600 or email:


Eagle Point City Yard Sale

No more room in the garage for your car? Plan on being part of the Eagle Point City Yard Sale on June 14th. Have your address listed in the Upper Rogue Independent FOR FREE next to the map of the City. If you have special items that you want to advertise, you can get a 4- inch by 2- inch ad for just $16.25. Turn your neighborhood into a fun and money making event. For more information and to sign up, come into the Upper Rogue Independent office by Ray’s Grocery or email Let’s make this a whooper of sale.


Cover Oregon Town Hall

ACCESS, the Community Action Agency for Jackson County, is teaming with Cover Oregon to share information and resources about insurance opportunities before applications are due March 31.  The trained ACCESS-Cover Oregon team is helping in two ways; they are holding Town Hall meetings in rural towns and having private conversations with residents of Jackson County.

Come to one of our Town Hall meetings and learn if Cover Oregon is right for you:

Eagle Point Town Hall – Eagle Point Library:  March 27th at 4:00 p.m.

For a private conversation, please call (541) 494-1201 or email us


Lawson Inada Visits to Talk Poetry

As part of Jackson County Library Services’ participation in the state-wide reading program “Oregon Reads 2014” celebrating the works of Oregon Poet William Stafford, Lawson Inada, local poet and former Oregon Poet Laureate, will provide poetry discussions and writing workshops. You won’t want to miss these chances to learn from a Poet Laureate. Visit one of the branches below:

Tuesday, April 1, 5:00-6:30-Shady Cove Branch Library,22477 Highway 62

Saturday, April 5th, 2:00-3:30-Rogue River Branch Library,412 East Main Street

Wednesday, April 16, 1:00-2:30-Ashland Branch Library,410 Siskiyou Boulevard

Sunday, April 27, 3:00-4:30-Ruch Branch Library,7919 Highway 238

These programs are sponsored or cosponsored by the Friends of the Library. Jackson County Library Services’ participation in Oregon Reads is supported in part by a grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon’s arts, humanities, and heritage. For more information, please contact Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679 or visit


Wanna get out of your house for awhile? This is your ticket to a great escape Harnish Park and Visitors Center is opening for the summer season on May 1, 2014. Volunteers are needed to fill 2 shifts on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday each week May through September. The hours are 10 AM – 1 PM or 1 PM – 4PM. Eagle Point employees cover the other days and weekends. The Harnish Park is the place to be for visitors to stop by and check out the historic murals, collection of native wildlife, get brochures on anything and everything in Southern Oregon. Be Positively Eagle Point proud and come to the training session on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 10 to 11 AM. The training covers brochures, exhibits, opening and closing and recording visitors. We all love where we live and our hope is visitors that come to see us may come back to stay. Complimentary coffee and cake will be served. Please email or call 541-826-7896 to sign up or for more information.

Janet Siedlecki-EPWC Volunteer Chair


EP Golf Community Yard Sale

The Annual Golf Course Community Spring Yard Sale will be Fri. and Sat., May 2-3 from 8a.m.-5p.m. and Sun. May 4 from 9-2.  Residents will host the sales in their own yards throughout the community. Watch for signs. From Hwy 62 take Shasta Ave. to Alta Vista Rd. to Eagle Point Dr. and then on up to RT Jones Blvd. Check out all the side streets. Off Shasta go to Arrowhead Trail and Glenwood for more sales.  Questions, call Martha (541)621-0059.


NO Foolin’ Sale

Deck & Patio garden supplies, trellises, boxes, seeds, soil, fencing.  Also birdhouses, camping supplies.  April 1, 2014 at the Trail Tavern Museum from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.  free drink with first purchase.


Libraries for All

Come help with the strategy planning for the Special Library Districts that will be on the May ballot.  The meeting is held at the Eagle Point Library every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.   We need interested persons to help with contacting voters and distributing information about the Special Library District.  Our next meeting is March 26, 2014. Hope to see you there.


Eagle Point Women’s Club- In the late 1800’s Eagle Point almost became an important center for trains when railroads were being built by the Oregon and California Railroad. Plan to attend the April 16th EPWC meeting at the Rogue Valley Country Club to learn how Ben Holladay, a shipping and railroad magnate dubbed the “Stagecoach King” laid plans for his 1870 enterprise. This program will be presented by Historian and Author, Larry Mullaly who has research and written extensively about Western railroad topics. The deadline to make reservation for the April 16 meeting is Monday April 7. Send your $21.00 check to EPWC, P.O. Box 1013, Eagle Point, Or. 97524. For more information about the luncheon you can check the web site at or contact Annette Godfrey at 541-826-2515 or d.godfrey@charter.netFor Eagle Point Women’s Club membership information contact Maureen Callaway, hellomaurcall@gmail.comor (541) 973-5663.


Writer’s Critique Group

The Eagle Point Library critique group meets second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 6 to 8 PM, and welcomes writers of fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, personal essay, journal, or poetry.  The group offers structured readings and feedback in accord with time-tested guidelines, and features short “workshops” on such topics as short fiction, self-editing, story plotting, characterization, scene development, approaches to the novel, and other subjects in accord with members’ interests. No fee; members must be 18 or older. For more information, call group organizer Gary Townsend on



Guardians of the Eagle Point Museum meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at the museum at 6:30pm, 201 N. Royal. Call 541-826-4166.


Eagle Point Garden Club

Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, either at Heaven Scent Flowers or at the garden at the Creek Side Community Park at 711 S.Royal, E.P. Call Cathy at 541 826-2536 for more info.


E P Grange Open Mic, Corner of Shasta and Main, 2nd Saturday of every month. Call 541-842-0877 for info. SIGN ups at 7:30 PM. Runs until everyone performs 3 songs or 10 minutes. Come show your talent!


Senior Center Bazaar

We were unable to have our Bazaar on December 5, 2013 because of frozen and broken pipes at the Eagle Point Senior Center.  But we still have all the items to sell:  Our many quilts in different sizes and prices, a lot of baby receiving blankets, table runners, towels, and other very nice craft items.  The Tuesday Sewers have decided to have a Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Eagle Point Senior Center.  The Thrift Store will also be open with their many specials.


Meet Jessica Prince, Featured Artist, Friday, 4/14

Jessica’s work is currently on display at the Crater Rock Museum Gift Shop through March, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.  HOWEVER, you will have the opportunity to meet her  Friday, March 14-noon to 4pm.  Jessica will be on hand to tell you a little about what she does and how she does it.  Join us, meet her personally, and don’t be shy to ask her about her beautiful jewelry.  Crater Rock Museum, 2002 Scenic Avenue, Central Point.  541-664-6081. No fee to visit gift shop.


Spam Festival Vendors Wanted

The 14th annual Shady Cove SPAM® Festival “SPAMtastic™”” is Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:00-5:00 on the banks of the scenic Rogue River at Jackson County Upper Rogue Regional Park.  Showcased is an Open Air Marketplace with Artists, Crafters, Food Stations; Live Music by: “Diamonds & Denim” and “Renegade”; Free Kid’s Carnival, Sheriff’s Exhibit with Child ID, ODFW Fish Tank Exhibit, Dunk Tank, Youth Contests, Prizes, Food, including SPAMBURGER®, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and more.

Vendor Entry Forms and Booth Map available at:

For information call: 541-951-6346; or email:


Food Pantry

Food Pantry will be offered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Shady Cove March 28 from 11am till 1:30 pm all welcome.


City of Shady Cove

Planning Commission Meeting 2nd and 4th “Thursday of every month-March 27th & April 10th

City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month-April 3rd & April 17th

Both meet at the Shady Cove Council Chamber.


Spam Festival Vendors Wanted

The 14th annual Shady Cove SPAM® Festival “SPAMtastic™”” is Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:00-5:00 on the banks of the scenic Rogue River at Jackson County Upper Rogue Regional Park.  Showcased is an Open Air Marketplace with Artists, Crafters, Food Stations; Live Music by: “Diamonds & Denim” and “Renegade”; Free Kid’s Carnival, Sheriff’s Exhibit with Child ID, ODFW Fish Tank Exhibit, Dunk Tank, Youth Contests, Prizes, Food, including SPAMBURGER®, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and more.

Vendor Entry Forms and Booth Map available at:


Shady Cove Library

A display of art created by Mrs Triller’s first grade class will be on show at the library through April. Come check out these delightful watercolors of kings, queens and jacks.

Shady Cove Book Club meets first Tuesday every month at 3pm in the Library Conference Room.


Babies in the Library

Story time is for pre-walking babies (0-12 months) accompanied by a caring adult.  Siblings are welcome, as moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, etc.  Wobblers, the next step after Babies in the Library, is specialized for babies, ages 12-36 months, who are not quite ready to sit through the preschool story time.  Toddler story time presents toddlers who enjoy sitting on laps for stories, ages 24-36 months, a special time just for them and their caregiver.  Preschool  story time presents stories for children who are pre-kindergarten age.  Shady Cove is pleased to announce  that Babies and Wobblers has started on Tuesdays, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at the Shady Cove Branch Library, 22477 Highway 62.


Legos at the Library

Jackson County Library Service is pleased to offer monthly Lego sessions at the EP Library.  Each month volunteer, Helga Motley, will teach the children a different Lego building skill.  Ages 5 years and up.  Eagle Point Branch, 239 W. Main Street, 12 noon-3:00 pm.


Upper Rogue Community Center-Shady Cove

Upper  Rogue Youth Activities Spaghetti Feed – Friday, April 4th


St Martin’s Church-95 Cleveland St, SC-541-878-2166

Has the follow activities available:

Last Wed of the month. Healing Service-noon – 2p.m. No cost.

Art workshop no cost Bring your own supplies- 1st. and 3rd. Saturdays 9a.m.-1.30p.m.

Beginning yoga classes no cost Mon, Wed. Fri. 10:30a.m.




Talent Art & Music Festival

Talent’s quarterly Art & Music Festival kicks off the 2014 season at 5pm, Friday April 11 with local art, live music performance, tasty treats, and beverages.  This free event allows guests to stroll between downtown businesses, enjoying what Talent artists and musicians have to offer.   A list of participating venues will be available the day of the event at Tree House Oriental Antiques, 111 Talent Ave.

Hosted by the Talent Chamber of Commerce, the Talent Art & Music Festival is a celebration of all things Talent.  In June, the Talent Art & Music Festival will launch the Southern Oregon Grape Fair on Friday, June 20, followed by Festivals on Sept. 12 and December 12.



“Let’s Keep Our Spring Garden Fair!”

This year, the Spring Garden Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 in the indoor Compton Arena at the Jackson County Expo Center, Central Point. Admission is $3.00 per person, and children under 15 are free. Plenty of free parking is available. 150 vendors, growers, exhibitors, and booths , free classes on relevant topics, great prices on new hybrid plants as well as old favorites free plant clinic with expert advice from Master Gardeners for growing better plants and safely eliminating pests.  Landscape and garden exhibits designed and built by local contractors and nurseries. Demonstrations, including how to make perfect compost at home.  Free well water testing for nitrates (bring a sample) – plus tips on how to keep septic tanks at peak performance.  Discount prices on Garden Guides for the Rogue Valley.


Dry Dock Inspections

In preparation for the upcoming boating season, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol is holding its annual “Dry Dock” inspections at the Search and Rescue building, located at 620 Antelope Road, in White City. Inspections will take place the next two weekends, Saturday, March 22, 2014 and Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm as well as Saturday, March 29, 2014 and Sunday March 30, 2014.Boaters in Jackson County will have an opportunity to have their boats inspected prior to the start of the season. Owners are encouraged to have current registration, all of their safety gear, including life jackets, fire extinguishers, etc in place at the time of the inspection. Upon successful completion of the inspection, this year’s safety inspection decal will be affixed to the rear of the boat.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary members will also be on hand to complete USCG safety inspections.


Library Card Required

The library catalog and circulation system at all Jackson County Library branches will be unavailable to the public on Tuesday, March 25 through Thursday, March 27 due to a system upgrade.

Jackson County libraries will be open during regular hours and patrons will be able to borrow material provided they have their library card with them.  Because the catalog will be unavailable, patrons will not be able to search the catalog, check the status of their accounts, renew items, or place holds. This will apply to both in-library use as well as remote use from home computers. The Internet workstations will be available.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For further information, call your local branch library. Library locations and numbers are listed on our Website at


Upper Rogue Artists will celebrate the 40th Critique Luncheon on April 2 at Inn at the Commons in Medford. Well known artist and teacher, Janis Ellison of Grants Pass, will judge entries. This year a new category has been added for workshop art as long as an instructor has not actually touched the piece.

Ellison has studied with many renowned pastelists including master artists Richard McKinley and Albert Handell as well as Bob Rohm, Clark Mitchell, Gil Delinger, Terri Ford and Elizabeth Mowry.

Four pieces of original art may be submitted. The art must be gallery ready and may not have received other awards in previous competitions. Fees are $4 per piece for URA members and $6 for non-members. The luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. is $20 with a choice of Citrus and Maple Glazed Pork, Tillamook Cheddar Chive Chicken Breast or Vegetable Plate. Deadline for payment is March 22 and should be sent to 11850 Perry Road, Central Point 97502. Indicate choice of meal on check. Critique fees are payable at luncheon. For more information call 541-855-1304.


Natural Elements”Ecoprints byLynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Local area artist Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass will be exhibiting “Natural Elements”, a series of ecoprints on paper, during the month of March at the Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.These one-of-a-kind ecoprints are created by steaming leaves and other organic materials against paper. The impressions left on the paper are from the pigments released by the leaves.A resident of the Rogue Valley for over 40 years, Lynda is well known for her work in watercolor, the Natural Elements ecoprint series is an exciting new departure for her.


Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s!

Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss Southern Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s,” beginning March 29 and ending April 27. Take a look back at life as it was in the ‘60s. Do you remember JFK and Camelot, the Beatles and the British Invasion, Mini-Skirts and Bell-Bottoms, Woodstock and Hippies? Talk about a generation gap! Culture change in the ‘60s was hard and fast. Music, fashion, and politics evolved with unprecedented speed. Relive those years for a limited time at the historic Woolworth Building in downtown Medford. For more information, contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society, 541-773-6536. “Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s” will be open 6 days a week: Tuesday, 9am-4pm; Wednesday, 9am-8pm; Thursday, 9am-4pm; Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; and Sunday, 12pm-4pm. March 29-April 17. Woolworth Building, corner of 6th Street & Central Avenue, Medford. Admission: Adults/$5; Children 5-12 years old/$3; Children 4 and under/FREE. SOHS Members/FREE.



Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 am to 5 pm, $50 early-bird registration (by March 21), After March 21, registration is $70. Class applications can be picked up at OSU Extension, Jackson County (SOREC) or on line. Read more and find the class brochure at: Who should attend?  Landowners, land managers and renters.; anyone thinking about property ownership; if your property includes forests, pastures, riparian areas or crops; if you are interested in resources that will help you manage your property; if you are interested in conserving and enhancing the resources of your property. Any questions, contact:  Rhianna Simes, OSU Extension 541-776-7371, Director of the Land Steward Program and facilitator of Living on Your Land.


SOPEX Stamp Show

The annual stamp show of the southern Oregon Philatelic Society will be held Sat. April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.  At this year’s show, thirteen dealers will be selling stamps.  Read more at


Central Point Wild Pro Rodeo

The Central Point Rodeo is presented by the People’s Bank of Commerce.  Happening at the Expo over three evenings, May 29-31.


Anglers who turn in tags could win prizes

Anglers who turn in their 2013 combined angling tag and/or hatchery harvest tag before May 16, 2014 could win one of over 100 outdoor products or gift cards from Bi-Mart.ODFW is sponsoring the promotion to try to increase the number of returned tags. Currently, the department estimates, only about 20 percent of anglers return their combined tags, which are required to fish for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and Pacific halibut.“We get a lot of important harvest information from harvest tags,” said John Seabourne, operations manager for the ODFW Fish Division.  The information is used to determine harvest rates and effort rates in Oregon’s salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and halibut fisheries.  The information is also posted on the ODFW website where anglers can check the harvest rates in their favorite water bodies.

Anglers who return their tags by the May 16 deadline will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes that include Bi-Mart gift cards and Okuma rod and reel combos.

Completed tags can be returned in person to any ODFW office or license agent. Anglers many also mail their tags to ODFW Tag Returns, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, Ore. 97302.


The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter provides education and support for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their families and caregivers. From our four offices, including one in Medford, we offer information and resources, including a 24/7 help line (800-272-3900), support groups, early-stage engagement programs and community education classes.Alzheimer’s related information and resources are available through an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer every Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Upper Rogue Moose Lodge in Shady Cove.  The Lodge is located directly across from the fire station.   For additional information, contact Lori Stanton at 541-772-2230, or Gary Endicott 541-878-2870.


Gold Hill Community garden and ACCESS Food Share Garden- After six years of managing the Gold Hill Community garden and ACCESS Food Share Garden, Garden Manager Curt Shuler has decided to enjoy his retirement.  ACCESS is now recruiting for an experienced individual or individuals, who support organic growing practices, wish to share their knowledge and can manage the day-to-day operations of the vegetable garden for ACCESS. This is a volunteer position.  ACCESS will provide training and support, seeds, starts, and other necessary garden materials for the garden to prosper. What’s needed from the outlying Gold Hill community is an individual or a few to co-share the garden’s management and provide leadership. In the last three years, the ACCESS Gold Hill Food Share Garden has donated more than 83,600 pounds of fresh produce from the Lampman Road site. The garden will again need garden helpers to set-up, plant, tend and harvest the many vegetables grown for the 2014 season starting in May.   For further information about being a garden manager, supervisor or garden helper, please contact Nan King, ACCESS Food Share Garden Developer, 541-779-6691 ext. 309, or email


Master Gardener Association

Spring is just around the corner and the Master Gardener Association is preparing for the huge35th annual “Spring Garden Fair” Saturday May 3rd, 9am to 5pm and Sunday May 4th, 10am to 4 pm.  The Spring Garden Fair will be held at the Jackson County Expo, Central Point.  The large indoor Compton Arena will once again come alive for attendees with a wide variety of plants, gardening products and gardening classes on both days.  The Spring Garden Fair is the largest gardening event between Portland and San Francisco and is the premier gardening event in the Rogue Valley that signals the beginning of the summer gardening season.  The fair partners with growers, artisans and organizations throughout the state of Oregon and Northern California.  Admission is $3 and children under 15 are free.  Free Parking.  Join us for a wonderful family event.




3-25 Tuesday

URCC Basic Yoga 8:30 a.m

SC Book Club – 3pm SC Library Conference RM

Babies and Wobblers -Shady Cove  Library, 1:30pm


3-26 Wednesday

URCC Aerobics 8-9 am

Healing Service: noon-2pm. No cost. St Martin’s Church, 95 Cleveland St., SC

Wii Activity –Every Wednesday from 2:30-4pm SC Library

URCC Adult Activity 10am-3pm


3-27 Thursday

URCC Basic Yoga 8:30 am

URCC food pantry noon-2pm

TOPS meets every Thur. @ 9am at SC Mobile Home Park Rec. Hall

EP Municipal Court 9am

TOPS E.P. meets every Thur.@ 8:30 am Butte Creek Baptist Church

5:30-8pm Karate – Eagle Point Grange

Guardians of the EP museum -6:30pm


3-28 Friday

URCC Aerobics -8-9 am

URCC AARP Tax help 11am-3pm


3-29 Saturday


3-30 Sunday


3-31 Monday

URCC Aerobics – 8-9am


4-1 Tuesday APRIL FOOLS DAY          

Basic Yoga URCC 8:30am

SC Book Club – 3pm SC Library Conference RM





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