EPHS car show, Apr. 28

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The Eagle Point High School Thomas Ussary Memorial Car Show has been an annual event at Eagle Point High School for a few years now and has been a great success. This is a student run show with all the proceeds going to the students. The proceeds from the show go to the Thomas Ussary…

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….

Education for EPHS senior Katie Deupree goes well beyond a 4.0.gpa

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  Social networking, of all things, has turned out to play an unique roll in the life of an Eagle Point High School senior.  Tom and Cara Ayres of Stevensville, Montana, were looking for someone to fit, clip and prep several beef animals at the Denver National Western Stock Show beginning January 6.  Through a…

Livestock judges and other experts to hold free outfitting, showing animal field day

Take note if you are one of the young people who display animal projects.  Rainey’s Corner Feed is sponsoring the Southern Oregon Show Feed Field Day  Feb. 25.  The actual event will be held at the Rogue River Ranch show barn at 10725 Table Rock Road beginning at 9 a.m. The event features Clay Weber,…

First hand report on final taping of Oprah

{gallery}/05_24_11/oprah{/gallery} By Lori MayfieldFor the IndependentThe Oprah Surprise Spectacular was definitely that! So many stars, one right after the other – I was giddy all night! My favorites were the little girl who sings opera, although I didn’t catch her name. She sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to kick the show off, Stevie Wonder sang…

Thomas Ussary Memorial Car Show benefits Skills USA

The 8th annual “Where Eagles Soar” Thomas Ussary Memorial Car Show is this Saturday, Apr. 30 at Eagle Point High School. The show is hosted by EPHS’s Skills USA chapter and the industrial mechanics students. Thomas Ussary was an enthusiastic auto shop student who was enrolled at Universal Technical Institute in California. He was tragically…

Veteran’s art show

There will be a Veteran’s Art Show and Sale on Thursday, Apr. 28 from 11a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Laurel Pines Retirement Lodge in White City. Paintings, mosaic stepping stones, garden art, collages and more. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. The lodge is at 3100 Ave. “A”. (From Hwy 62…

EPHS students exhibit art at Rogue Gallery

{gallery}/04_19_11/art{/gallery}Throughout history, all the way back to the beginning of mankind, art has been a vital means of expression whether it be visual or performing. Continuing the evolution, the Artist Teen Mentor Project, through the Rogue Gallery and Art Center, has given Southern Oregon high school students a chance to express themselves in the visual…

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…

Painting the world

{gallery}/08_31_10/barney{/gallery}Many people in our area ride and own horses, but few have the distinction of owning or riding a Reserve World Champion Working Cow Horse. That is the case for Ann and Curt Johnson, Tom & Kendall Harrison and Robby Bianchi, all Upper Rogue residents. The horse has many names: Barney, B-Dawg or (officially) Playboys…

Wildflower Show to benefit FD 4

The annual Wildflower Show May 1 and 2 in Shady Cove contains more than the beautiful wildflowers.  Art, quilts and  plants will attract many to the event at the Shady Cove Middle School gym on Cleveland St. Hours are 10-4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is by donation.   A newly designed T-shirt will show…