Questions & Answers About The School Strike

Employees in our district have voted to strike. As a result, all schools are closed on Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8. Here are answers to important questions about the situation. Additional information is available on our website, www.eaglepnt.k12.or.us. Who will teach classes? Teachers who are licensed by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices…

Better website for small businesses to review health insurance plans

A greatly expanded website to give small business owners an unprecedented detailed review of their health insurance plan choices was announced Nov. 18 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The new tool allows small business owners to compare the benefits and costs of health plans and choose those that are best for…

Finally, serious ideas to extend Hwy.140

{gallery}11_22_11/140{/gallery} Same venue; different address; alternate means of  access. These seemingly insignificant modifications may have explained the sparse turnout Nov. 16, for the 5-7 p.m. open house presented by Oregon’s Department of Transportation. The location, Jackson County Parks Auditorium, no longer provides the once-familiar, though circuitous entry via Antelope Road. The structure’s address of choice…

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…

Local Legislative members

All addresses are 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301Each person has an office number in their address noted below.All emails start with either sen. or rep. followed by first and last name @state.or.us.. All in lower case.Each has a website http://www.leg.state.or.us/last name of senator or representative District 2- Jason AtkinsonS 415, 900 Court St….

Community Health Center receives Carpenter Foundation Grant

Community Health Center is the recipient of a $12,000 grant from the Carpenter Foundation to provide health care services to newly unemployed and uninsured Jackson County residents. “The recession continues to make life difficult for families in Jackson County,” said Community Health Center Executive Director Peg Crowley. “We are experiencing a significant increase in requests…

White City fire destroys local family’s business

{gallery}07_13_10/fire{/gallery} Fire District 3 firefighters were the first to notice the fire at Davis Finish Products, 1790 Ave. G,   about 5 p.m. last Friday. Their building is just across the road from the fire district.  Despite the fact that the district was on the scene almost immediately, all the elements that make a fire spread…

Certain Reser’s products being recalled

March 3, 2010 – Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, OR has been notified by a supplier that certain seasoning ingredients it supplied to Reser’s contain hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) that may be contaminated with Salmonella. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov1. As a precautionary measure,…

EP Chamber expands to include Upper Rogue

The Eagle Point Chamber of Commerce board of directors and membership recently voted to become the Eagle Point Chamber of Commerce dba Eagle Point Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce. The area from White City to Prospect is currently promoted and consider as the Upper Rogue. By expanding the chamber name, the members felt one larger…

Mendenhall nominated

Chief Rick Mendenhall has been nominated as an America’s Most Wanted All-Star. The contest seeks to honor first responders who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide superior service to their communities.   Chief Mendenhall was nominated by a citizen who cited the chief’s multifaceted public safety experience, cooperative demeanor, and dedication…

New businesses in Upper Rogue

Growth in the Upper Rogue is evidenced by articles on eight new businesses in White City, Eagle Point and Shady Cove. Read about them in the Oct. 30 Upper Rogue Independent. To become a subscriber see subscribe on this website, or call 826-7700.  And, the week before two other new businesses were featured.