Former E. P. resident weds western music legend.

{gallery}/12_14_10/maddox{/gallery} On December 4, three days before his 88th birthday, at Roxy Ann Grange in Medford, Don Maddox wed Eagle Point’s Barbara Harvey.  In decades past, this last surviving member of the famed  Maddox musical family, performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, epitomizing success in his genre. Five years ago he was inducted into the…

90 years celebrated with 90 roses

{gallery}/12_14_10/roses{/gallery} If you missed Helen Barrow’s 90th birthday celebration at the Ashpole Center on Dec. 5, you missed a great afternoon with a great lady. About 100 guests were in attendance; friends, family, educators and many descendants of pioneer families enjoyed a memorable time with Helen. A magnificent arrangement of 90 roses created by Kathy…

Elizabeth "Betty" Wentz-Bunn

On January 14, Betty would have celebrated her 85th birthday. God had other plans. On November 22, 2010 our beloved mother was called to heaven. She was born and raised in a small town on the North Dakota prairies, the youngest of twenty children. She blessed our home with a spirit of love, gentleness and…

Oregon heritage runs deep in this native family

{gallery}/09_28_10/grandma{/gallery} Many of us take pride in being native Oregonians. But there are native Oregonians and then there are NATIVE Oregonians.  They are the ones that have lived here as long as the creeks have flowed. They are the ones the creeks are named after. One of these such Oregonians was recently honored by Governor…

Cows for College

{gallery}/07_27_10/college cows{/gallery} If you ask most kids what they got for their very first birthday present most of them have no clue. If you ask Sydney Baldwin what hers was, she’ll give you a big toothy smile and say, “a cow, from my grandpa.” Some may say a cow is a strange birthday present, but…

Jimmie Delbert Roberts

Jimmie Delbert Roberts, 66, of White City, died Jan. 4, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Roberts was born May 22, 1943, in Montebello, Calif., the son of James and Dorothy Roberts. On Apr. 7, 1965, he married the love of his life, Linda Roberts, on her birthday. They soon moved to Oregon. Together they raised…

Eagle Point man gets special birthday surprise

{gallery}09_08_09/fred/{/gallery} Eagle Point resident Martha Youngblood wanted to give her husband, Fred, a special birthday present. And to that end she decided she would give him something he had never done and that was to visit alpacas. So, on the appointed day, the two of them visited the alpacas at Alpacas at Lone Ranch outside…

Debbie Elder one of local artists at Aug. 8-9 ArtWalk

In keeping with the 150th birthday celebration of the State of Oregon, the 5th annual Shady Cove River ArtWalk, set for this weekend, August 8 & 9, will feature Debby Elder, from Shady Cove. Elder will present a collection of her historic paintings in watercolors. Elder’s  artwork will feature, the Oregon timber industry, ranching, rodeo,…

Smokey celebrating 65th

The Shady Cove Fire Department is joining with the US Forest Service to mark the 65th anniversary of the introduction of the national fire prevention icon, Smokey Bear. Kids of all ages are invited to help Smokey Bear celebrate his 65th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Shady Cove Fire Department, on Hwy 62. …

Parade Results

{gallery}07_07_09/4seasons/{/gallery}Parade results: There were 97 entries registered and others that just arrived but did not get judged. Hats off to parade organizer Suzi Collins and her volunteers. Special kudos this year to Barry Hoffman for stepping in at just about the last minute to assist Mayor Leon Sherman with announcing duties. And, as always, thanks…

Butte Falls to celebrate 4th with a parade

The Butte Falls parade theme is the 150th birthday of Oregon. Mayor Ron Ormond will be the Grand Marshal in honor of all he has  done for the community. The line up is 9:30 a.m. with the parade beginning at 11:00 a.m. There will be booths and games in the park. Two local restaurants will…