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Chieftains Finish With Small Step Forward

The Rogue River volleyball team honored its five seniors, including, from left, Kobie Gibson, Morgan McKown, Haley Smith, Willow Ryon (also hitting, below, left), and Sophia Woodall, before a loud student section, bottom left, in the Chieftains' final home match on Tues., Oct. 17. The Chieftains' season started with a few steps forward, followed by a massive step backward, but finished with a small step forward on the last day. It wasn't able to beat Lakeview in its season finale, but the Chieftains were able to play competi-tively and win a set. The Honkers (4-4) beat the Chieftains 25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18. The third-set victory was Rogue River's first against SCL competition. The Chieftains finished at 4-11, 0-8 SCL. The Chieftains also lost at home to 2A Lost River 27-25, 25-23, 25-19, on Oct. 12. "I can't even explain the amount of improvement," Coach Kortney Moore said. "From our (opening conference) game against Cascade (Christian), we're actually rallying and fighting for points. They were starting to apply what I've been teaching them."She said she'd consider coaching the team next year if given the opportunity, but "I'm living in the now," she said. "I work 40 hours on weekends, and going to school, but I'd love to." (Subscribe for full story)


Evans Valley Fire District 6 Firefighters Are Mourning The Loss Of A Comrade

Chief Bill Fuller said that Debra Perkins, 57, passed away a few weeks ago. She was reportedly found in her Gold Hill home on Oct. 15."It's a shock," he said. "I went to school with her; she was in my class. Yeah, the news caught me off guard." EVFD Capt. Travis Crume said Perkins was a student firefighter and had been with the district for over a year and a half. “She was working on her EMS certifi-cation,” he said. “She was very active, very dedicated. Everyone liked her.” Fuller remarked that Perkins’ family said she enjoyed her time with the EVFD. “Debra enjoyed being on duty and gave her all,” he said. “She was proud of what we were doing, making a difference and helping people. She’s going to be missed.” Crume said when Fuller told him the news, he was shocked."I saw her a few days earlier, and everything (Subscribe for full story)





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