Phone Service is Down for Some People in Jackson County

On Monday, March 19, 2012, just after 8:35 AM, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4355 Highway 227, in Trail for reports of a home fully engulfed with flames. Shortly after the home started to burn, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon became aware that the fire interrupted phone…

Medford Police warn against Medicare Fraud

The Medford Police Department is warning local seniors of a recent attempted Medicare Fraud. On 12-28-11, a Jackson County resident received a phone call from a person claiming to be from MediCare. The subject confirmed some basic information (name, address and phone number) and then began to ask about banking information. The subject was trying…

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…

Use for old cell phones

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon is participating in National Protect Your Identity Week, Oct. 16-22. Consumer Credit is partnering with 911 Cell Phone Bank, a non-profit cell phone recycling company that works with National Sheriffs’ Association. Consumer Credit will be assisting with the collection of old cell phones and delivering them to the…

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…

Free publicity for June 11 yard sales

The Eagle Point/Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 2nd Upper Rogue Yard Sale Day on Saturday, June 11. This is an event that won’t cost anything to participate in. The Chamber asks that you call the Chamber phone number at 541-826-6945 or the Upper Rogue Independent at 541-826-7700 during regular business hours or…

New Medford location for Walden

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has a new location for his southern Oregon office. The phone and fax contacts remain unchanged. The updated address: 14 N. Central, Suite 112, Medford, OR 97501. Phone 541-776-4646; Fax 541-776-0204 or Toll free- 800-533-3303. The office is located in historic downtown Medford in the Miller Building, across from Vogel Plaza,…

Biggest yard sale in Southern Oregon

The Eagle Point/Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 2nd Upper Rogue Yard Sale Day on Saturday, June 11. This is an event that won’t cost anything to participate in. The Chamber asks that you call the Chamber phone number at 541-826-6945 during regular business hours or else fax 541-826-1340 with your name and…

Prospect to hear cell phone use request

Prospect students are asking to be able to use their cell phones on campus before school, at breaks and at lunchtime. The current board policy says once a student is on campus they may not use their cell phones. The board of directors said they would put their request on the next agenda. Kristi Stockebrand…

Guiness record may soon go to Gladys Burrill

“Have you heard” questioned Janet Stockebrand in a phone call to the editor last week. “Gladys Burrill set a world record in the Marathon in Hawaii. She is the oldest senior to win.” That phone call sent us to Google to learn more. Gladys, matriarch of the Burrill family, and a resident of Prospect for…

Mannenbach asked by D9 board to resign

For the second time in less than four months, the majority of the School District 9 Board of Directors voted to censure board member Jim Mannenbach. Beyond censuring a majority of the directors voted to ask Mannenbach to resign his position effective immediately. Mannenbach was a no-show for the 5 p.m. special meeting held Wednesday,…