EPHS students prepare ERE for outdoor camp

“U.S. Navey Seals” team paint flag with counselor Nick Sell. Six years ago Eagle Rock Elementary School launched its first outdoor education program. This year, on May 21, twenty members of the original group returned to volunteer as counselors. Now Eagle Point High School students, the returnees each led teams of approximately six fifth graders….

Eagle Point resident honored as CPR training saves man's life

L to r: EMT Lisa Mendenhall, daughter Brianna Millard, Lori Millard, Jack Spencer and Fire Captain Erin Elder. When Eagle Point resident Lori Millard took a CPR course at her workplace, she thought she would never use what she had learned. But those lessons paid off when her husband’s best friend collapsed in her driveway…

Cemetery is officially6 historic after being tagged "surplus" 60 years ago

Ron Greb and his sister, Gloria Hollaway cut ribbon at Antioch cemetery Former Sams Valley resident, Ron Greb thought it worth the twelve-hour (round trip) drive from Canyon City. State Government in Salem dispatched Kuri Gill of the Oregon Historic Cemeteries Commission to commemorate the moment. Descendents of our region’s pioneer families beamed with pride…

Harnish Wayside formally dedicted

This new plaque is now on display at Harnish Wayside. A dream that started several generations ago was formally realized last Saturday as the Harnish Wayside Visitors Center was formally opened. The facility, at the corner of Nick Young and Hwy. 62, originally belonged to the Harnish Family. In 1947, when Hwy. 62 was constructed,…

EPHS Equestrian Drill Team best in State of Oregon

The Eagle Point High School Equestrian Team won the 2008 State Drill Team Championship. Following are the results of the 2008 High School  District Equestrian contest for Eagle Point High School:      Rene Moser- Silver-Saddle Seat Equitation, Bronze-Equine Over Fences, State qualifier- Dressage.     Rebekah McCaw-  Silver-Showmanship, State qualifier-Stock Seat Equitation.     Brittney Mellor-…

Keeping track

School District 9 just hired the seventh person from the Medford School District.     What exactly does that mean for Eagle Point? Some are wondering. Does it mean there is a plan afoot to make Eagle Point like Medford? Or does it mean Eagle Point and District 9 is once again being noticed as a…

Rob Kleker named new coach for EPHS volleyball

"Eagle Point High School is proud to announce Rob Kleker as our new head volleyball coach.  It is a pleasure to welcome Rob back into the Eagle Point Athletic Department and we are looking forward to continuing the winning tradition in our volleyball program," said Allen Barber, EPHS principal in an announcement last Friday.   Kleker…

EPHS All-Conference softball and baseball

The 2008 Southern Sky All-Conference Softball Team includes infielder senior Ashley Josephson on the first team.      Named to the second team was pitcher Karlie Stephens, a senior; infielders Katie Jolliffee, a senior, Jamie Paxon, a junior, Mackenzie Re, a freshman; and utility player, Jen Fernandez, also a freshman. Coach Keith Williams said the…

D9 hires interim for business services

District 9 has hired an interim manager of business services following the resignation of Greg Lecuyer, who has accepted a position with the Corvallis School District. Dr. Daniel Zaklan is currently the director of human services for the Medford School District. He began working with the Medford School District as director of personnel in 1988,…

EPHS focus will be to strengthen academics

Eagle Point High School is moving toward bigger budgets in the academic area, explained EPHS Principal Allen Barber in his presentation of the high school budget last week. He said the 2006-07 budget for language arts, math, social studies and science was just $1,500 per class. This coming year they will each receive $8,000. Every…