Ontario city manager hired by Eagle Point

Henry Lawrence, currently the city manager for Ontario, Ore. has accepted the position of city administrator for Eagle Point. He is scheduled to be on the job beginning Mar. 26. Lawrence has a bachelor of science degree in architecture from Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo, and a law degree from California Western School of Law….

New playground equipment going into Burns Park

{gallery}/05_24_11/burns{/gallery} The playground at Burns Park will be closed the first week of June for approximately a week or two. On or about June 1, the playground equipment will be taken down. Jon McCalip, maintenance manager, for Urban Renewal has been able to get the funding for new playground equipment for Burns Park. The new…

Contractor name,D9 Hillside School to begin in early April

“This is the best School District 9 meeting I’ve been to,” said Board Chair Scott Grissom as he gaveled the special March 23, 2011 meeting to a close. Some eight years after a fire devastated Eagle Point Junior High School, the District 9 Board of Directors approved a contract that will see construction within one…

Edna Greer

Edna Elizabeth (Beth) Greer, of Eagle Point, died Mar. 11, 2011. Edna was known as the matriarch of her family. She was born to Cleta Arline Nicely and Henry Clay Orton, in Fort Smith, Ark., on Jan. 17, 1944. She worked as a bank teller and manager, as well as a domestic engineer extraordinaire, and…

Betty Mae Reed

Betty Mae Reed, 78, of White City died at Providence Hospital. She was born on Oct. 22 1932, to Charles Gilmore and Erma Farrow. She was a high school graduate. On Dec. 22, 1977, she married Del Reed in Reno. She was a restaurant manager and park manager for Aloha Sun Mobile Estates for over…

Frank Ricci to entertain at Scholarship Dessert

Those attending the 24th annual Scholarship Dessert at Eagle Point High School on Dec. 2 will be entertained by a rather special Upper Rogue resident, Frank Ricci, known as a “Triple Threat” singer and performer. Ricci has co-starred with and/or produced concerts for countless stars like B.B. King and the late Tammy Wynette, Tony Bennett,…

Willow Lake algae lifted

A health advisory prompted by high algae levels found in Willow Lake was lifted Aug. 19 by Oregon Public Health and Jackson County Health Department officials. The advisory went into effect April 21.Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae. For local information contact Steve Lambert, Jackson County Parks program manager, at 541-774-6303.  

Cal Ripken girls take state

{gallery}/07_20_10/cal{/gallery} Girls 14U Cal-Ripken went to Roseburg, Sunday July 11th, came home with the second consecutive State Championship trophy. Back row l-r, coach Brian Huffman,  manager Wes Hamner; middle row l-r-  Lauren Filson, Charity Wadley, Christy Hoover, Cheyenne Duran,  Ashley Cabral, front row l-r-  McKenzie Brownlee, Nicole Hayes, Crissy Huffman, Theresa Cartwright, and Madison Hamner….

Meet Shady cove City Administrator Joe Riker and wife, Joan

{gallery}/06_29_10/rikers{/gallery} He drives a purple, turbo-charged PT Cruiser. She wields a hammer and saw used to remodel houses they have lived in over the years. Meet Joe Riker, the new Shady Cove City Administrator, and his wife Joan. The multi-talented Rikers are settling in and finding they like the relaxed, friendly ambience of Shady Cove….

High water precautions

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cautions rafters, anglers and irrigators to be aware of unusually high water levels in the Rogue and Applegate rivers. “A series of storms over the next several days could increase releases from Lost Creek Dam up to 5,000 cubic feet per second and up to 2,000 cfs from Applegate…

District 9 seeks new business manager

The District 9 school board met in executive session Monday, Mar. 15 to consider the dismissal or discipline or to hear complaints on charges brought against an employee who did not request a public hearing. Following the executive session, the board voted to approve the dismissal of the business manager, Randy Struckmeier,  based on failure…