Surviving in today's economy

{gallery}11_08_11/cover{/gallery} Many in the valley, especially in Eagle Point, will remember Maxine and Charlie Marsolini although they have been away from here for eight years. Charlie ministered the Eagle Point Nazarene Church and Maxine was (and is) an author. Maxine’s writing has focused on solutions and how to manage ones life when a significant change…

On economy, for now Oregon has reserves, says governor

“The revenue forecast should not come as a surprise given the uncertainty in the European economy and the recent political turmoil in our nation’s capital over raising the U.S. debt ceiling and developing a long-term debt reduction plan. We planned for this possibility in the past legislative session — and we have reserves set aside….

State treasurer says banks have more money to loan

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler announced  a major increase in the public funds that are available to lend to Oregon families and small businesses, which could inject more than $600 million into the state’s economy. In addition, the move – which allows financial institutions to provide more loans in their communities – won’t cost taxpayers any…

Opinions on county commissioner race

The residents of Jackson County are very fortunate this election to have four well qualified men interested in serving as a county commissioner. Some years the decision on who to support comes easy. That has not been the case this year. Jeff Golden and Don Skunrick seek Position1, currently held by Dr. Gilmour . Jeff…

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…

EPHS students visualize the economy with photos

{gallery}05_11_10/photos{/gallery} Today’s teens are exposed to the harsh realities of life at an earlier age than previous generations. Society is different and in this economy the not so pretty side of social issues, such as homelessness, are observed and maybe even experienced by some youth. Through thought provoking photographs, a dozen advanced art students in…

EPHS gets Eagle award of their own

{gallery}/05_04_10/eagle{/gallery}Tim Elbert, of Four Seasons Nursery, donated this bronze Eagle to Eagle Point High School.  He purchased the Eagle, which had a retail value of $5,400, to sell. But, the Eagle fell on hard times–facing a poor economy and then a nearly fatal fall. Elbert talked with Ken Welburn,  who teaches welding at EPHS.. He…

Eagle Point Police chief will retire Dec. 31

{gallery}/11_10_09/strand{/gallery}Eagle Point Police Chief and Public Safety Director Dave Strand has announced he will  retire at the end of this year.  Strand, who has been the chief for a dozen years has reached retirement age. He  said when he was hired he would stay for 12 years. Strand said one of the considerations for retirement…

Spring Fair results

Kristen Wyatt after winning her FFA market lamb class. She sold her 136 ib. lamb in the 5th spot. There is always speculation about prices and buyers at youth livestock auctions, but this year’s economy fueled that fire to a blaze. With just a couple of animals not making weight for the lamb sale, the…

Corporate business plan

Oregon Business Association (OBA) recognizes that given the historic nature of the budget crisis, a combination of spending cuts and revenue increases will be necessary in order to protect critical state services like education, health care and public safety, as well as targeted initiatives such as workforce development and the agenda that creates new economic…

Health Insurance Options in a Tough Economy

In the last four months, 2.6 million jobs have disappeared from the American economy. About half the people who held those jobs also lost their health insurance.      But a job loss doesn’t have to mean a loss of insurance coverage, too. A provision in the recently passed economic stimulus bill makes health insurance…