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…

Volunteers and items needed for EP Santa Shop

If you are one of the multitude planning to shop the day after Thanksgiving, Santa  would like to suggest you include an item or two for his special store in Eagle Point. Cash donations from which Santa’s elves will shop or purchase gift certificates are also appreciated. . Santa’s Shop will open Dec. 10 for…

Newspaper re-routed by post office

The Upper Rogue Independent issue for the week of September 6th has unfortunately made a side trip to Seattle WA. The post office loaded them on the wrong truck and hopefully they will find their way back to Southern Oregon early next week. We apologize for this inconvenience even though we are not at fault.

Opportunity to be part of Eagle Point history

“If people only knew,” is a phrase many of us have expressed.  Believe it or not, there is an opportunity to let people know what you are talking about. As most are probably aware, Eagle Point has been celebrating its 100th year all this year. The final event of the year will be the placing…

Wonderment

Hello.  I’m Olive Lansburgh and my name was drawn from a hat to be “interim” editor of the Upper Rogue Independent while Nancy Leonard is on a medical leave of absence.  I do not pretend to know what I’m doing, but I feel privileged to help  my friend. As Interim Editor, I’ll start by sharing…

Ruth E. Oswald

Ruth E. Oswald, 80, of Grants Pass, died May 18, 2011, at Ashley Manor, in Grants Pass. She was a courier for the Upper Rogue Independent a number of years ago. No service is planned. Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland.

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…

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…

Badge of honor

Among several certificates hanging on the wall at the Upper Rogue Independent is one acknowledging 16 years of service by the editor as a member of the board of directors of the ESD. It is disturbing to see bills being considered that could potentially eliminate Education Service Districts. One should note the word Service is…

Me and my shadow

My table at Eagle Point City Council meetings has been set for two for the last month. The second chair has been occupied by “my shadow”, Victoria Miller. She is a senior at Eagle Point High School interested in journalism. And, as anyone with an upper classman at EPHS knows, seniors are required to do…

Community event calendars

The annual Upper Rogue Community Event calendar is now available. Published and printed by the Upper Rogue Independent, it contains special photographs from the area as well as events in all the Upper Rogue communities from Dec. 2010 through Jan. 2012. Full color. Available for just $5.95 at the Independent office. Copies of the calendar…