And the winner was…

Some believe Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee won the Iowa caucuses. We would disagree. The real winner was…Television.     Some $40 million was spent on political ads on TV and Iowa  wasn’t even having a primary. They were having a caucus, some Democratic and Republican neighborhood discussions might be a more appropriate description.     They…

Crash near EP takes one life, leaves on critical

The first fatality in Jackson County in 2008 occurred just north of Eagle Point on Wednesday, Jan 2.      At approximately 6:56 p.m., a 1998 Subaru Impreza driven by Nicholas Gordon, age 20, from Ashland, was westbound on Highway 62 near milepost 12 when the  driver attempted to pass another vehicle.  Gordon saw a…

Tdap vaccines for 6th gr. to meet 08-09 7th gr. regs

Sixth grade parents, Tdap, a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis containing vaccine, will be required for 7th graders in school year 2008/09.  This vaccine contains pertussis.  Pertussis is a disease that can be transmitted by adolescents and adults to babies and can cause severe illness, even death.  The vaccine protection that kindergartners have against pertussis generally…

Michael C. Combs

Michael C. Combs, 69, died Dec. 28, 2007, at the home of his sister and brother-in-law in Ashland, after struggling courageously with a protracted illness. Mr. Combs was born to George and Joan Combs in Eureka, Utah, where his family owned and operated the Chief Consolidated Mining Company. As a boy, he moved with his…

Marlene Canoose

Marlene Canoose, 62, of Eagle Point, died Dec. 31, 2007 at her home. Arrangements by Conger-Morris, Medford.

Duane Jones

Duane Jones, 76, of Shady Cove died Jan. 1, 2008 at his home. Arrangements by Abbey funeral.

Louis M. Berry

Louis M. Berry, 86, of White City, died Dec. 3, 2007 at his home. Mr. Berry served in the U.S. Army for four years; 18 months of that was in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was a telephone lineman attached to the 72nd Bomb Squadron. He was discharged Dec. 10, 1945. He was in construction…

Jack Jermain

Jack Jermain, 74, of Shady Cove, died Dec. 31, 2007 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives

Patrick E. Owens

Patrick E. Owens, 59, of Eagle Point, died Dec. 30, 2007 at his home. Arrangements by Conger-Morris, Medford.

Alva W. Jones

Alva W. Jones, of Prospect, died Dec. 31, 2007 at his home. Arrangements by Abbey Funeral.