The 2008 Prospect Bluegrass Festival will be held on July 11 through 13

This year’s festival, hosted by the Prospect Lions Club at the Prospect Lions Park, will be more fun than ever with some of the best bluegrass bands in Oregon, an old-fashioned barn dance and wonderful parkin’ lot pickin’ all weekend.   Festival headliners include True North from Salem, Oregon, Green Mountain Bluegrass Band,from Eugene, Siskiyou…

Margaret Hansen

Graveside services for Margaret Hansen will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Brownsboro Cemetery.      Mrs. Hansen, 88, of Brownsboro, Ore., died June 20, 2008, at the home of her daughter after a 2 ½ year battle with Alzheimers. Mrs. Hansen was born June 12, 1920 at the Lake Creek…

EP's 2nd Saturday expanded to include downtown, variety of artists wanted

The 2nd Saturday concept in Eagle Point is about to expand. Currently it is a feature of the Eagle Point Library and of Butte Creek Mill. And, of course, every Saturday there is the popular Saturday Market.     Rather than competing with any of these activities, the Eagle Point Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring 2nd…

Cam-Dietrick families to lead EP 4th parade

The Cam-Dietrick families will be the honored guests and serve as Grand Marshals for this year’s "The Bounty of America" July 4th parade in Eagle Point, which begins at 11 a.m.      Cam family members include: Brian and Phil, Brian’s children; Blake and  Tyler; Phil’s children, Jordan and Ehran and Phil’s grandaughter, Ashia. On…

White City has family events, June 29 and July 20

White City is busily becoming more and more community minded as they line up monthly events for the entire family.     Sunday, June 29, from 5- 7 p.m. at Burns Park bring your picnic and enjoy ice cream for dessert while listening to live music from "Refuge."      The event is sponsored by Umpqua Dairy…

Grad requirements, sad commentary

Oregon’s Education Performance      One third of Oregon high school sophomores are unable to read at minimal state standards. Moreover, nearly half of our sophomore students are unable to meet minimal standards in math and writing skills. In an attempt to compel improvement on these abysmal teaching outcomes, the Oregon Board of Education is…

ODE passes changes in graduation requirements

Oregon’s State Board of Education voted unanimously to change the state’s longstanding high school graduation requirements at their meeting in Salem.      The new Oregon high school diploma includes increased credit requirements, multiple options for students to demonstrate a set of Essential Skills, and the requirement for students to complete personalized learning activities. The…

Public invited to Young Marine orientation

Commanding officer Sal Blydenbergh welcomes interested parents and children to Camp White Young Marines’ orientation on  June 28. Beginning at 10 a.m., the event  takes place at building 243 on the campus of  Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City. "This isn’t an organization you ‘join’ like Boy Scouts, or 4H club," Blydenbergh…

Pottsville now includes unique venue for weddings

Rogue Valley residents usually think of Pottsville as coming alive once a year– Father’s Day weekend. That’s still the time and place to join Dad for events sponsored by the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association. Just north of Merlin, this 40-acre bit of history continues to furnish that wholesome family enjoyment. Venders from…

Boys earn Eagle ranking with fencing project

Eagle Scouts Jerid Koch and Troy Ellis held their Eagle Court of Honor at TouVelle Park, where they had done their projects. Two members of White City Boy Scout Troop 103 earned Eagle status and were so honored June 10 at a ceremony at TouVelle Park, near where they completed their Eagle project.     Troy…