Poet Laureat Lawson Inada at EP Library

Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Lawson Inada, and the EPHS creative writing classes will present poetry at the Eagle Point Library, from 3:30-5:30 p.m, Thursday, Feb. 21      The public is welcome to bring a favorite poem to share and briefly explain why you chose it.     Refreshment will be provided by Eagle Point Friends of…

Civil War education program at Lake Creek Pioneer Hall, Feb. 23-24

The Lake Creek Historical Society will host a Cascade Civil War Society educational weekend at the Lake Creek Pioneer Hall, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24. Hours will be 10-4 on Saturday and 10-2 p.m. on Sunday.      Learn about state’s rights and how we lost so much of it during the Civil War period….

Outdoor equipment, safety groups at Feb. 23 Safety Awareness Day

Make plans to attend the 2nd annual Safety Awareness Day to be held in the Wal-Mart Super Center parking lot this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10-4 p.m. South Valley Bank, Wal-Mart Super Center and the Upper Rogue Independent are sponsoring the event. It is an  effort to make the public more aware of the obstacles…

Chili challenge is on in Shady Cove, Feb. 23

There is an air of secrecy in Shady Cove. Clandestine meetings and hidden formulas signal the 15th annual  Shady Cove Chili Cook-off at the Upper Rogue Community Center on Saturday February 23 at 5:30 p.m.      Each chef swears their recipe for chili will win the competition. The defending champion Fire District 4 is…

Meeting on gypsy moth eradication project for Shady Cove

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has scheduled a public information meeting to discuss its proposed gypsy moth eradication project for this spring in Shady Cove. ODA representatives and health officials will be on hand to answer questions and concerns from the public. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday Feb. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9…

Governor has questions on pipeline

Phone lines and emails were hopping late last week as concerned local folks read and heard that Governor Kulongoski appears to have softened his tone regarding the liquefied natural gas line proposed to cut through the Upper Rogue area. Or at least he is seeking more information and a more thorough look at the proposals….

Two SOU students nurses in practicum at Little Butte

Student nurses Phuong Nguyen and Nundu Maingi in nurses station at Little Butte. On February 6, twenty-three first graders converged upon the nurse’s office of Little Butte School. Teacher, Marcia Fecteau, led them through another stage of a multidiscipline project blending math, reading, writing, social studies, and vivid imagination. "We’re lined up to get our…

The KC-97 – from workhorse to party animal

Bern Case, Director of the Rogue Valley Medford Airport inside the KC-97. One of  Oregon’s proudest veterans never trained in a boot camp, fired a gun, or marched in a parade. Yet, her history of accomplishments and valor merit honorable mention from hordes of sight-seers at Medford’s Airport.      In 1952, before jets came…

Vandalism in EP leads to the arrest of juveniles

Example of some of the damage done in Eagle Point. A number of Eagle Point residents woke up last Wednesday morning (Feb. 6) to find their vehicles and/or garage doors had been vandalized.  And the city soon learned several  stop signs and fire hydrants did not escape.      Four stop signs, van, fire hydrants,…

EPHS District wrestling results and opening matches at state

Wrestlers from all schools off to state. Eagle Point is sending 13 wrestlers to the state tournament after scoring second in the district competition hosted by EPHS on Feb. 8.  This, despite not having wrestlers in the lowest bracket and in the top two out of three weights.      Team scores were: Crater 378,…