Rogue-Siskiyou forest get new supervisor

Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Tom Tidwell recently announced the incoming Forest Supervisor for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Rob MacWhorter, currently Forest Supervisor of the Dixie National Forest in Cedar City, Utah, is scheduled to report to his new assignment at the Medford Interagency Office on Monday, May 7, 2012. MacWhorter replaces Scott…

George Lee Coughran II

George Lee Coughran II passed peacefully into the loving arms of his LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 15, 2012. George is the son of Jack and Betty Coughran. He was born on May 29, 1961, in San Jose, California and had resided in Shady Cove for the last 18 years. George graduated from…

Nellie Allyne Goins Wills

Allyne Wills passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 3, 2011. Allyne was born in rural western Kentucky in 1923.  After the death of her mother when she was 4 years old, she was blessed to be raised by a loving foster family who cared for her until she moved from home as a…

Fowler retiring from PremierWest

PremierWest Bancorp and PremierWest Bank announced that Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Michael D. Fowler gave notice of his retirement on Jan. 4, 2011, to be effective on Jan. 31, 2011. Douglas N. Biddle was named  Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer as the successor to Fowler, effective Jan. 5, 2011, and…

EP travels Friday after loss to Ashland

The end of the first regular  “hybrid” season was not what Coach Schauffler and his team had worked for and hoped for. Now they are preparing to meet Dallas this Friday night in Dallas. Dallas High School is about 20 minutes west of Salem and the school where  Schauffler began his coaching and teaching career….

Lois Griswold Cox

Lois Griswold Cox, 79, of White City, died Oct. 9, 2010, at Rogue Valley Medical Center. She was born June 23, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif and had been a resident of White City for the past 40 years. She enjoyed a career as a nurses aide from which she retired. Lois enjoyed collecting Elvis…

Meeker honored at luncheon

{gallery}/10_19_10/meeker{/gallery} Police Chief John Meeker was honored on his approaching retirement by the city staff last Friday. He  officially retires  on Nov. 8 and will be honored by the city council on Nov. 9 as the new chief is sworn in. Chief Meeker has been with the Eagle Point Police Department for 22 years, serving…

Dollar Store now open in Shady Cove

{gallery}/09_28_10/dollar{/gallery} A newly opened Dollar Store in Shady Cove is just what residents need to make ends meet in this economy. After Sandy Myers-Hill, a petite blond, was laid off from her career as a crane operator, she looked for work. Finding none, she decided to open a store offering low-priced shopping similar to a…

Fire District 3 chief start date changed

{gallery}/09_28_10/peterson{/gallery} Dan Petersen will began as Jackson County District No. 3 Fire Chief on Oct.11 instead of  Oct. 18 as originally announced and reported. Petersen began his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter in 1979. After one year as a volunteer, he joined the paid staff of Valley Fire Service (now known as Rural…

Randy L. Bean

Randy Lee Bean, 53, of Prospect, died May 9, 2010 at his residence. He was born April 28,1957, to Eldon “Stub” and Glee (Moore) Bean, in Medford. His home was Duluth, Minn. For several years. He graduated from Clover Valley High in 1975 and joined the Navy upon graduation, serving until 1979. While in the…

Brent Labrum

Brent Labrum, 53, of White City, died Feb. 14, 2010 at his home. He served in the US Army. After his honorable discharge, he pursued a career operating heavy equipment in logging and construction through the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy M. Richardson and step-father, Howard Richardson, Sr., his…