Library contractors address county residents

In a community meeting room at Medford’s Central Library on Oct. 11, LSSI officials greeted local residents to field their numerous questions. Pat Ashley of Eagle Point Friends of the Library, credited Susan Huntley  for arranging this gathering.      LSSI’s Frank Pezzanite highlighted his company’s successful contracts with the Library of Congress, Import/Export Bank,…

Lake Creek champion cowgirl

Leandra Millard with second saddle she has won Leandra Millard just won her second saddle. Just to win one saddle is a goal many who rodeo never meet, but consider this: Leandra is just nine years old and has won two saddles.     How did she do it? This Lake Creek Learning Center 4th grader…

New District 9 format will spotlight two students each month

Enrollment in School District 9 was up slightly Oct. 1, 2007 over the same date in 2006. On that date there were 4,302 students, which is 16 more students than a year ago.     Supt. Cynda Rickert reported district-wide  90 percent attendance at the parent-student orientation held Sept. 4 and 5. "A positive, productive start…

Jackson County Libraries Will Open Ahead of Schedule

All Jackson County Library sites will reopen the week of Oct. 29, with Ashland and Medford sites opening on Oct. 24. These openings are earlier than Jackson County’s anticipated reopening during the first week of November. All 15 library branches closed April 7 after Congress failed to renew funding through the Secure Rural Schools &…

MEDFORD DRIVER ARRESTED

Photo courtesy OSP Oregon State Police troopers arrested a Medford-area man Sunday night after he crashed his station wagon as a Shady Cove police officer was attempting to move into position to stop it on Highway 62 about one mile south of Shady Cove.  Two 16-year old female passengers were injured in the alcohol-related crash….

Fire District 4 had a very busy weekend with a barn fire and fatal in 5th wheel

5th wheel is destroyed on Oct 8th blaze Fire Prevention Week turned out to be anything but that for Fire District No. 4.      On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9:34 p.m. fire was reported in the barn owned by Kathy and Roy Meyers, 300 block of Elk Creek Rd. (near Hwy 62). The metal…

Salmonellosis outbreak traced to Banquet brand pot pies

Some pies with the Banquet Band are contaminated. Oregon consumers are being urged to not eat any Banquet brand pot pies following a large, multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis, state public health official announced today. Banquet brand pot pies are sold in the freezer section at grocery stores and other outlets throughout the nation.     …

Lack of water has some SC residents wondering

Lynn Horn and several of her neighbors in Shady Cove have experienced something in 2007 that she says has never happened before: they ran out of water.     Horn has been a resident of Shady Cove for several years, and the home on Rene Drive has always had water, plenty of it.  So have those…

1ST Upper Rogue Community Center Founder's Day dinner

The Upper Rogue Community Center will honor a number of people at their first Founder’s Day dinner Saturday, Oct. 20 from 5:3-8 p.m. The event will be at the center. There will be a charge of $7 per person or $15 for a family.  "Spirit of the Upper Rogue"   Will be given to  the volunteer…

SERIOUS INJURY MOTORCYCLE CRASH – INTERSTATE 5 NORTHBOUND NORTH OF SALEM

Three people were injured, one critically, in a multiple motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon northbound Interstate 5 about two miles north of Brooks.  Two motorcyclists are still being treated and a third has been released from the hospital. On October 7, 2007 at approximately 1:35 p.m. a large group of motorcyclists were northbound on Interstate 5…