URCC making space for youth activities

The board of directors of the Upper Rogue Community Center  unanimously voted to bring youth activities to the center, according to Shady Cove resident Gary Endicott. This action came as a result of the closure Dec. 16 of the Boys & Girls Club, in Shady Cove. While the devil is in the details, Endicott said…

Candidates for board seats in May 17 election

Following is a list of candidates who have filed to fill various board of director positions in the May 17 election. Rogue Community College- Northeast Jackson County- 4 yr. term,  Pat Ashley, Eagle Point. Southern Oregon Education Service District to represent School Districts 9, 59 and 91: Lynn Corwin and Doug McKinley for the 4…

URI reporter to do weekly talk show via podcast

It started with a tale about a Christmastime miraculous event. I’d originally submitted freelance articles regarding this to a dozen national publishers. Ten non-overlapping periodicals accepted, and ran versions of the story. Later, it became chapter 28 of my memoir, “The Sicilian Nobleman’s Daughter.” By 2009, the holiday-focused chapter also landed in an anthology called…

District 9 selects four to bid Hillside, evaluates superintendent

Hillside Elementary is getting closer to reality. The rock pad is scheduled to be completed by Mar. 24. Four contractors have been selected to attend a mandatory pre-bid session on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Bid opening is scheduled Mar. 22. David McKay of Willamette Education Service District has asked the board of directors to scheduled a…

Events at the Landing in Butte Falls

Following is a list of activities at The Landing Community Center in Butte Falls. The Landing is located at 801 Laurel St. For more information, call 541-865-3500.Food Bank—2nd & 4th Fridays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.Friday Night Movie Night—7:30 p.m.Teen Night— Monday & Tuesdays 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.Preschool—Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 to 11:30 (beginning August 31)Nature…

Ways to save on D9 elementary; board members have issues

David McKay of the Willamette ESD, who was hired late last year to oversee the many aspects of a new elementary school for District 9, presented a value engineering worksheet for the school board at their Feb. 24 workshop. McKay said three days were spent by several qualified staff going over the plans from DOWA…

D9 school improve, off “watch list”

State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced last week that the two schools in District 9 that had been on the No Child Left Behind  “Safety watch list” were no longer on that list. Eagle Point Middle School and Eagle Point High School improvements were such that they have been removed from the list. “Creating a…

Eagle Point Economic Development Committee does more than meet the eye

What prompts all the activity on Main Street in downtown Eagle Point?  We’ve heard there is an Eagle Point Economic Development Committee. When were they formed and what have they accomplished? These are some of the questions prompted by the current major construction in downtown Eagle Point. Over the years there have been a number…

EP girls basketball fund raiser dinner

The 2008-09 edition of the Eagle Point Women’s Basketball is upon us. The Lady Eagles are currently in the process of raising funds for team needs and would greatly appreciate you support. This season funds from School District #9 are not available to pay for tournaments, practice gear, basketballs etc. It is up to the…

Eagle Point sees six plans for Little Butte Park

Leon Sherman did a bit of entertaining at the first Eagle Point Chamber of Commerce 2nd Saturday Art Experience held July 12. The next event will be Saturday, Aug. 9 from 11- 5 p.m. in Bob Moore Park. Musicians, artists, dancer, vendors, non-profit groups are all invited to participate. There is a nominal booth fee…

Class of 78 reunion

The Class of 1978 is starting to plan their 30th class reunion, set for the summer of 2008. They are looking for anyone interested in helping to plan or organize this event.      They are also looking for lost classmates. The group has a list of graduates but many have moved, married or been…