Master Gardeners' influence in Eagle Point schools

Little Butte students learn how to plan flowers from Master Gardeners. A chilly, damp spring, delayed the launch of Little Butte School’s third year with the Master Gardeners’ program. On April 4, school staff member Altha Worst shepherded  participants from grades one to five to begin the project for which they’d volunteered.      "We have…

Prospect High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

 Honor Roll 3.5-4.0:      Jennifer King 4.0, Miriam Wickman 4.0, Justin Roe 4.0, Dakota Gordon, Kayla Pulley, Lindsey Baker, Wyatt Forgey, Taylor Mason, Michelle Bender, Megan Drew, Becky Musard, Michael Salvestrin, Megan Shallenberger, Chelsie David, Brandi House and CJ Ralph. Honorable Mention: 3.0-3.5     Catherine Anderson, Mike Fernandez, Sam Cone, Ariana Peters, Lindsey Wenzel,…

EPHS has record low drop out rate

    School District 9’s high school dropout rate is 2.3 percent for the 2006-07 year, which represents the most recent tabulation. That is down slightly from the 2005-06 figure which was 2.5 percent. One of the figures watched closely is the four year drop out rate. For Eagle Point that figure is 5.3 percent for…

SC artist co-owner of new Ashland studio

“Rogue River Autumn”, by Linda Curtis On April 1, Joan Brown and Linda Curtis, two long time friends, artists and Rogue Valley residents opened their new studio gallery.  The Brown and Curtis Studio Gallery will be a working space for both artists.  Traditional oils, watercolors and pastels will be in some stage of development from…

Arbor Day in Eagle Point

5th graders from Eagle Point elementary schools were on hand to help with the planting of two new trees in Nova Park to celebrate Arbor Day. The 16th annual Eagle Point Arbor Day was celebrated April 10 with the planting of two new trees in Nova Park. The park is a small park at the…

Butte Falls Speech team one of best in Oregon

The Butte Falls High School Speech and Debate team continues to hold their position as 10th in the State of Oregon out of 54 schools. The team competes all over the state against 6A to 1A schools. In January, Butte Falls competed at Pacific University. Ayn-Marie Hailicka placed second in Senior Humorous Interpretation and Quinby…

Erna V. Hannaford

Erna V. Hannaford A memorial service for Erna V. Hannaford of Eagle Point will be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2008 at St. John Lutheran Church 42 Alta Vista Rd. Eagle Point, Or. with Pastor Gary Clark Officiating.      Erna was born on the family farm, December 17, 1919 in Cottonwood, Minnesota,…

Hildegard Elizabeth Blenkush

Hildegard Blenkush Hildegard Blenkush died March 31, 2008 at the age of 88.  Hildegard was born on March 10, 1920 in Avon, MN to Henry and Gertrude Schefers.  She moved to Oregon and married Paul Blenkush in 1942.  Hildegard found great joy growing up on a farm and in playing the accordion in a family…

Frankie Hazel Sheppard

Frankie Sheppard, 89, died March 31, 2008 in Medford. Frankie Hazel Minter Sheppard was born Sept. 8, 1918 in Nuyaka, Okla. She married Earl Sheppard in 1938, in Okmulgee, Okla. They moved to Oregon in 1947. In 1954, they bought Roguedale Market in Shady Cove, which they owned and operated until 1969 when they retired…

Deborah Dane

 Deborah Dane, of Eagle Point, died April 2, 2008 at a local foster care home.  Arrangements by Abbey Funeral