VA to Open After Norovirus Outbreak

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA SORCC will open its doors for business again on Thursday, March 13 after a norovirus outbreak. The outbreak caught VA officials’ attention last Wednesday and they immediately took steps to cancel appointments and close the facility to patients until it was resolved. The facility will continue to take extra … Continue reading »

125 Veterans Sick With Norovirus

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Wednesday, veterans could be seen crossing Crater Lake Highway to grab a cup of coffee or go to the convenience store. Along the way, each one was talking about the Norovirus and some even said Wednesday was the first day they were feeling better after first feeling symptoms on Saturday. While … Continue reading »

SORCC Has Norovirus Outbreak

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC) has notified us that it is experiencing an outbreak of the Norovirus and therefore is restricting access to the SORCC. The illness has a 24-hour incubation period and is contagious 48-72 hours after symptoms have stopped, which is why the SORCC needs to … Continue reading »

Quilts for Local Soldiers and Vets

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is quilting her way into the hearts and minds of local veterans and their families. Bobbie Sanford is her name and she’s the coordinator for the west central Oregon chapter of the organization, Quilts of Valor. She’s only been involved for about two years but the number of quilts … Continue reading »

Shut Down Not Impacting Local Cemetery

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — About 37,000 people are buried at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, including the three people laid to rest Wednesday. Burials will continue as scheduled during the government shut down because their positions have been considered essential. In addition to burials, the “Raise and Realign” project will also continue. For several months … Continue reading »

Veterans Trained to Fight Flames

GLENDALE, Ore. — One group of firefighters is a unique unit for the Bureau of Land Management. Almost all are veterans of the war in Iraq or Afghanistan and are now trained to fight wildfires and do other forest work in the off-season. With the fires now raging in Southern Oregon they’re being called to … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Honors Fallen Soldiers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — More than a hundred people gathered at the Eagle Point National Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. Veteran Emmitt Patterson attended the service to remember his father who served in World War II and his friends who didn’t make it back from Vietnam with him. “It makes me feel good … Continue reading »

Free Tax Assistance For Veterans

PHOENIX, Ore. — Veterans looking to file their taxes can have them done for free at two locations in the Rogue Valley. Liberty Tax in Phoenix and Ashland will file tax returns for both military veterans and those currently active in the military. Liberty Tax officials say it is all about giving back to those … Continue reading »

UO Starts Veterans Oral History Project

EUGENE, Ore. — While the state of Oregon and indeed the nation honors veterans on November 11th, one project at the University of Oregon is trying to preserve their stories. The UO Veterans’ Oral History Project is headed by Professor Alexander Dracobly, and aims to document the military experiences of men and women associated with … Continue reading »