ODF announces power equipment closure starts Sept. 6

Continued dry weather has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry to shut down all use of power-driven equipment in Jackson and Josephine counties starting at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Logging and other industrial activities on ODF-protected lands will also see increased fire prevention restrictions taking effect tomorrow. The public-use fire danger level will remain…

Tree City USA

{gallery}/04_12_11/arbor{/gallery} Little Butte School 5th graders in Mr. McCaffey’s class participated in Eagle Point’s Arbor Day celebration at Centennial Plaza on April 7.  Students answered questions regarding the use of trees from ODF District Protection Planner Matthew Krunglevich, who presented the city a Trees USA for the 19th consecutive year. Gary Shipley, of the public…

Don’t swallow Benadryl itch gel

Swallowing an over-the-counter medication meant to be rubbed on the skin can have harmful effects, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA has received reports of serious side effects—such as unconsciousness, hallucinations, and confusion—in people who mistakenly swallowed Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Stopping Gel. Although there are other over-the-counter liquid Benadryl products intended to…

Trail couple victims of “Mystery Shopper” scam

A Trail couple is out $3,820 after participating in a “mystery shopper” job, only to find out it was a scam. The couple learned about the opportunity online.  They received a series of money orders from the company and were directed to deposit them into their own bank account, use that money to purchase certain…

Boyer to head Ore Convservation District

Charlie Boyer of Eagle Point has been elected as chair of the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) at their annual meeting in Pendleton on Nov. 4-7. Boyer was one of four members of the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District (JSWCD) attending the four day meeting. Boyer immediately replaced current president John McDonald due…

Wine event upcoming

The five area  wineries are each planning a free event on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11-5 p.m. Events and wineries are: Agate Ridge Vineyard-1098 Nick Young. Find out how and why wines are blended to create individual styles. Crater Lake Cellars- 21882 Hwy. 62, Shady Cove- Learn about the use of oak in winemaking and…

Boise sawmill closes in White City, ending 59 year run

When the mill was first brought down from Prospect all the buidling had this original siding on them. Boise replaced most of it with blocks or other types fo wood siding after they purchased the buildings. After 59 years of service the Boise Mill in White City closed on March 13, 2009.      The…

History is very much a part of one EPHS class

Mandy Erhard working on her drawing of President Obama EPHS Social Studies teacher Mike Curtis has long made his class of interest; not just with the use of  textbooks but by visually tracing history. One of the examples can be found around the perimeter of his classroom as students draw the presidents and other significant…

Shady Cove crowd concerned over annexation proposal

Shady Cove should be proud of themselves. The planning commission meeting on Nov. 13 had the makings of one that could have been quite volatile. The police did a head count just as the meeting was about to start and announced 66 people were crowded into the city council chamber designed to normally hold about…

Keith O.Hubbell

Keith O. Hubbell, 76, of Butte Falls, died March 31, 2008 at his home.      Mr. Hubbell was born on May 8, 1931 in Hermiston, Oregon, to Aaron Doyle and Rosetta Irene (Agee) Hubbell. He attended schools in both Boardman and Stanfield, Oregon. Mr. Hubbell served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the…

Varsity girls 7-2, JV 5-2

Saturday March 29, the Lady Eagles hosted the South Umpqua Lancers. Weather conditions limited us to the use of one field, thus we were able to play one J.V. and one Varsity game. The J.V. played first, winning by a 6-1 count running their record to 5-2. The Varsity won an exciting game against the…