Book features historic Eagle Point photos

Medford resident Margaret LaPlante has written her second in a series of Images of America. This one is about Eagle Point. Her first book was about Jacksonville. The official release date for the book is April 2. The book is a pictorial history of Eagle Point from the mid 1850s through the early 1900s,with a…

Prospect story clarification

Prospect Superintendent Don Alexander asked that some clarification be made regarding the Mar. 6 article about Prospect parents filing charges with TSPC and specifically about  the 25 students one of the parents said had left the Prospect School District. Alexander said to date 26 have left the district. . Reasons include 11 where families move,;…

Contributors were upset by sign on Boys & girls SC Club billboard

{gallery}12_13_11/club{/gallery}The sign that  appeared last week on a billboard in front of the Shady Cove Boys & Girls Club was brought to the attention of the Independent from some who have supported the project. They were not pleased with the sign. The sign gave the appearance that it was a statement made by the Boys…

Volunteers and items needed for EP Santa Shop

If you are one of the multitude planning to shop the day after Thanksgiving, Santa  would like to suggest you include an item or two for his special store in Eagle Point. Cash donations from which Santa’s elves will shop or purchase gift certificates are also appreciated. . Santa’s Shop will open Dec. 10 for…

Items still needed for EP time capsule

Eagle Point’s Centennial year is coming to a close. The last official event for the 100th anniversary is tentatively scheduled on Friday, Dec. 16 . That will be when the time capsule will be lowered into the ground at Centennial Plaza. It will be sealed until 2036, which will be the 125th birthday of Eagle…

Shady Cove park remains unresolved, city doesn’t want it at a loss

Ever have one of those moments where an hour after a conversation you think of the thing you wish you had said? Rarely do we get a do over on those moments, but once in while you do. So it was in the Oct. 6 Shady Cove City Council meeting as the anonymity phoenix rose…

STAR-C boon to Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Six highly qualified Rogue Valley applicants trained last Fall by the University of Washington, received certification in the comprehensive program that dubbed them STAR-C Consultants. Prerequisites included at least a Bachelor’s Degree, plus knowledge and experience in geriatric care. In its last phase of funding through a 3-year grant from America’s Administration on Aging,  the…

Newspaper re-routed by post office

The Upper Rogue Independent issue for the week of September 6th has unfortunately made a side trip to Seattle WA. The post office loaded them on the wrong truck and hopefully they will find their way back to Southern Oregon early next week. We apologize for this inconvenience even though we are not at fault.

Opportunity to be part of Eagle Point history

“If people only knew,” is a phrase many of us have expressed.  Believe it or not, there is an opportunity to let people know what you are talking about. As most are probably aware, Eagle Point has been celebrating its 100th year all this year. The final event of the year will be the placing…

District 9 to continue intra-mural sports

The date for the July District 9 Board of Directors meeting was moved from its normal 2nd Wednesday to the 2nd Monday after learning not all board members could attend on the normal meeting date. Primary items in the workshop included middle school sports, bus depreciation, technology and how a school should be named. Superintendent…

Ruth E. Oswald

Ruth E. Oswald, 80, of Grants Pass, died May 18, 2011, at Ashley Manor, in Grants Pass. She was a courier for the Upper Rogue Independent a number of years ago. No service is planned. Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.