Santa’s Shop opens Dec. 10, items & help needed

{gallery}12_06_11/bear{/gallery}Just days from opening, Santa’s Shop in downtown Eagle Point is still in need of new or nearly new items and for volunteers to man the store and to help put all the merchandise in place. Santa’s Shop offers those who may not otherwise have much of a Christmas an opportunity to gift shop, making…

New details emerge and indicate fouth person inside car

{gallery}11_01_11/shooting{/gallery} Through the course of the investigation into the drive-by shooting and fatal car crash, detectives have identified a fourth person inside the Chevy Impala at the time of the incident. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is in need of the public’s assistance in locating Gabriel Perez, 20 years old, from Medford.The Jackson County Sheriff’s…

Santa needs many helpers, now

Santa’s helper has come to the rescue. Thanks to Ed Dahack, there will once again be a Santa’s Shop. He is donating use of the building near the Covered Bridge that previously housed Lenz Chiropractic. The Chamber of Commerce will pay for water and power.  Last year’s first Santa’s Shop was so successful we didn’t…

Fresh food pantry

The fresh food pantry in Shady Cove will open on Friday, Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 95 Cleveland St., to supplement what is currently being provided by other sources and to address the overwhelming need in the Upper Rogue area. Fresh produce is provided in addition to…

Trapshoot fundraiser for Butte Falls students

Five students from Butte Falls High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have earned their way to the national conference in Nashville, Tenn., July 11-18, as top placers at the state level. But, they are still very much in need of financial help and the time is getting shorter and shorter to raise the…

Trapshoot fundraiser for Butte Falls students

Five students from Butte Falls High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have earned their way to the national conference in Nashville, Tenn., July 11-18, as top placers at the state level. But, they are still very much in need of financial help and the time is getting shorter and shorter to raise the…

Community building project is but a memory 50 years later

{gallery}/04_27_10/plaque{/gallery} Demolishing an abandoned cinder block structure isn’t normally very newsworthy and  there probably are few that even knew it happened until reading this article. So, why you ask, does anyone care if the building is gone? It was 49 years ago, on April 15, 1962 that some two years of hard volunteer labor was…

Prospect math teachers resign to be with family

The Prospect School Board of Directors accepted the resignation of a husband and wife math team. They have been teaching in the middle school and at the high school but feel the need to return to their home state, which is No. Carolina, to be nearer family members. They will work through the end of…

Cool Club at 93% of goal for Boys & Girls Club

The Upper Rogue Community Center was packed to the rafters, the food excellent and the service commendable by youth from the Cool Club in Shady Cove. With enthusiasm, the crowd responded in kind by generously donating a total of $3,275 to the club at a benefit spaghetti dinner on January 30. “The community came together…

World travel ends in Butte Falls

Change is the law of life, said President John F. Kennedy as he spoke in Frankfurt, Germany some 46 years ago. And change is certainly something Don and Mary Pedrick know a lot about.  Don spent his early years in the Air Force, first in So. Dakota, then Washington and finally to California.  He graduated…

ERE needs your vote at U.S. Cellular

As the economy’s slow recovery continues to take a heavy toll on our schools, the need for additional funding has never been greater. That is why U.S. Cellular is continuing its commitment to education with a $1 million donation to schools. Once again, the Calling All Communities campaign will award $100,000 to 10 schools across…