Wildflower show, May 5-6

The Shady Cove/Trail Wildflower Association is hosting its 31st Annual Wildflower Show at the Shady Cove School gymnasium, on Cleveland St. on  May 5 and 6,from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The show will feature some 200 live spring wildflower specimens, a big plant sale, boutique, raffles, plant and wildlife presentations with botanists on hand….

Fire District 3 honors retiring deputy fire marshal

{gallery}/07_05_11/hickman{/gallery} Jackson County Fire District 3 paid tribute to Don Hickman on June 30, which was his last official day as Deputy Fire Marshal. Hickman is retiring as a full-time employee after 26 years, but he will continue to do part-time work for the district. Hickman started his career with the district as a paramedic,…

Lois Wilson retires from JCFD#3 board

Jackson County Fire District #3 honored Lois Wilson last week for 21 years of service as a member of the district’s board of directors. She conducted her last meeting as chairman of the board on June 16. “Lois truly loves Fire District #3,” said Fire Chief Dan Peterson. He said although he has only been…

JCFD#4 Pancake breakfast

Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, biscuits & gravy, fruit, juice and coffee on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 8:00 a.m. until noon at the fire department in Shady Cove. Proceeds to benefit the Third Annual Children’s Christmas Party for the children in the Upper Rogue community. Cost will be $5 for adults,…

Shooting death in White City

Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3200 block of Antelope Road in White City just before 12:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, for  a report of a gunshot wound. Jackson County Fire District #3 and Mercy Flights responded to render medical aid. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. …

Fire District #3 hires chief

A process that began several months ago concluded last week as Jackson County Fire District #3 announced the hiring of Dan Petersen as Fire Chief. Petersen is currently Deputy Fire Chief of Administrative and Training for the Medford Fire District. He has been with Medford Fire for 23 years and has 31 years in fire…

District 9 to share financial issues with public in 12 workshops

Superintendent Cynda Rickert spent time in the District 9 workshop talking about involving community and staff in discussion of the financial crisis it appears the district will be facing starting in the 2011-12 budget year. She said over the last three years the district cut $4 million, now another $4 million needs to be cut….

Fire in 1920s SC home fought by 21 firefighters

{gallery}/08_03_10/fire{/gallery}        Jackson County Fire District #4 Shady Cove Station and Lost Creek Lake Station -Jackson County Fire District #3 Dodge Bridge Station and Eagle Point Station, Prospect Fire Department responded to a fire in the 100 block of Penny Lane in Shady Cove just after 2 a.m. July 27.  The response included five fire engines,…

Fundraisers for two Eagle Point cancer victims

{gallery}/03_09_10/clint{/gallery} {gallery}/03_09_10/ethan{/gallery}There are two major fund raising events upcoming to benefit local residents struggling with cancer and the financial affects for them and their families. Times have been challenging for many of us, but not nearly as challenging as it is for these two community members. On Thursday, Mar. 18, there will be a benefit…

Fire District #3 Chief on paid leave

{gallery}02_16_10/chief{/gallery} At the conclusion of a brief executive session Feb. 9, the board of directors of Jackson County Fire District #3 voted unanimously to place Fire Chief Dave Hard on paid administrative leave pending an analysis by ECSI (Emergency Services Consulting, Inc.) This was the fourth executive session held by the board since Jan. 21…

Shady cove Police Chief retiring

Shady Cove Police Chief Rick Mendenhall after a lengthy career in the public safety field. Mendenhall has been the police chief since 2004.  In earlier years, he volunteered as a Reserve Officer with the department.  He spent more than 20 years working as a firefighter/paramedic, retiring in 2007 from Jackson County Fire District #4 in…