Adult lap-a-thon

Cascade Pool will have an adult lap-a-thon on Saturday, Mar. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Support the swimmers with a pledge or call the pool at 541-826-2124 and offer to support with a per lap fee or a flat fee donation. Following the lap event, there will be a potluck and award ceremony.

Adult lap-a-thon

Cascade Pool will have an adult lap-a-thon on Saturday, Mar. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Support the swimmers with a pledge or call the pool at 541-826-2124 and offer to support with a per lap fee or a flat fee donation. Following the lap event, there will be a potluck and award ceremony.

Student hits bulls-eye

{gallery}/03_08_11/bowhunter{/gallery} Brenna Blankenship, an eighth grader student at Shady Cove Middle School, not only has a 4.0 grade point average, she has the distinction of having been awarded the “Youth Bow Hunter of the Year” award. In addition, Brenna won the “Trophy Black Tail Deer for 2010″ award at the Oregon Bow Hunter’s Association’s annual…

Ragsdale has art show at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Kim Ragsdale, local national award winning artist, is featured in a one woman museum show entitled “Images in Graphite”. The show is February 15 through March 25 at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. Kim will be giving a demonstration and talk about her pencil techniques on March 4th from 6 – 7 p.m. during…

Mrs. Oregon teaches at St. John in Eagle Point

{gallery}/11_30_10/oregon{/gallery} In Portland area’s Broadway Rose theater, November 7, Aspen Droesch captured the tiara, sash, and title of Mrs. Oregon, 2011. Asked what she did with the coveted prize, the elementary school teacher flashed a smile that justified the pageant judging panel’s decision. “I brought it in for show and tell,” she said. “It’s a…

Beware bogus sweepstakes letters

Attorney General John Kroger is warning Oregonians not to respond to an unsolicited “sweepstakes” letter claiming that the recipient has “won” money and only needs to pay a small fee to obtain it. The Department of Justice Consumer Hotline has received calls inquiring about a letter from the “Data Release Division” based in Jericho, New…

Annual UR art critique attracted 45 entries

{gallery}/04_13_10/art{/gallery}Attendance for the annual Art Critique Luncheon sponsored by the Upper Rogue Artists may have been down for the April 7 event, but the quality of the work is certainly on the rise.  During the show, Judge Carl Seyboldt frequently paused to remind artists that “this organization has come a long ways,” since his last…

Fire District 3 receives top honor

Jackson County Fire District No. 3 was recognized as the “Oregon Fire District of the Year” by the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO). Fire District No. 3 was nominated for the award by the Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association (OVFA) as a result of the district’s extraordinary preparation for the upcoming OVFA conference, which will…

Two local scout earn Eagle rank

Eagle Point Boy Scout Troop 48 has two new Eagle Scouts. Allen DeArmond-Sattler and Jesse Lawson have earned the highest rank possible in Boy Scouts. Only about 2.5 percent of youth involved in the program earn this prestigious award. One of the requirements of the rank is that each candidate must do a project in…

White City youth is Pop Warner Little Scholar

Eleven-year-old Tristan Blackman has been named to the Pop Warner Little Scholars 2nd team. He received a $500 award last fall and, with his parents Jeff and Nicole Blackman, recently attended an award presentation in Santa Clara, Calif. Tristan is the only youth in Oregon  from Eugene south to earn this honor. He has been…

Author of "Hears of Horses" to speak and sign her book at EP Library

A number of books have been written on the use of a gentle, humane approach to break horses. Author Molly Gloss in her book, The Hearts of Horses, has a way with words that encompasses far more for the reader than breaking horses.        The setting is 1917 in Eastern Oregon. Martha Lessen is a young…