Man arrested after firing a shot in Butte Falls

Man arrested after firing a shot in Butte Falls On Monday, April 27, 2015, about 11:09 am, ECSO (Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon), received 911 calls regarding a man shooting a rifle at a vehicle in the area of Pine St. and Cedar St., Butte Falls. Callers reported the man with the rifle was seen…

Senator Whitsett’s newsletter

Much has been made over the years regarding Oregon’s urban-rural divide, and for good reason. Nearly 75 percent of the state’s population lives in the Willamette Valley. The people there are often unaware of the struggles facing residents in the state’s more sparsely populated areas. The elected officials in the Portland metropolitan region dominate Oregon…

Georganna Happel, wins competition

Vroom by  Georganna Happel,

Watercolor Paintings from 6 Southern Oregon Artists were juried into the Watercolor Society’s 51st Aqueous Media Show in Newport, Oregon:  Georganna Happel, Eagle Point; Linda Boutacoff, Medford; Lane Hall, Medford; Judi Johnston, Ashland; Charlotte Peterson, Central Point; Margaret Stermer-Cox, Talent;   The  juror for the show was internationally known Gale Web from Lubbock, TX. WSO Members from all…

The Pear Blossom Run Scholarship Foundation

    The Pear Blossom Run Scholarship Foundation proudly announces it’s 2015 scholarship recipients. This year’s recipients were awarded a combined total of $5,000 dollars towards furthering their college education and running careers. The winners were announced at the start of this years Pear Blossom Run. The Pear Blossom Run Scholarship is open to all…

Special Bequests for Special People

Special Bequests for Special People By David Smith, CFP®   Having a Last Will and Testament can help ensure that your state is distributed according to your wishes. Yet almost two out of three Americans have not taken this important step.1 If you don’t have a will, it would be wise to create one. If…

Skills USA

By Matt Boren For the Independent On April 17 and 18 the Eagle Point SkillsUSA Team competed in the State Leadership and Career Skills Conference in Portland. Christian Villa, Jeremie Valdez, and Clayton Rhodes competed in Welding Fabrication and Dominic Polomares competed in Auto Service Technology. Andrew Downing competed in Job Interview Skills and came…

AROUND THE HOUSE

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AROUND THE HOUSE Sisterhood By Lynn Leissler For the Independent “Aunt Charlotte’s coming!” baby Renee once enthused. This week, I’m right there with my granddaughter’s good cheer, although my sister has already arrived from Western New York. And yes, their snow is finally gone, their daffodils bloomed, their trees leafed out. Charlotte is several years…

Singalong with Lori

Lori Carson during the sing-a-long

Singalong with Lori By F. C. Blake For the Independent For years, Central Point Sr. Center’s calendar sorely lacked an entertaining activity on Friday mornings. The rest of the week has usually featured lively bands or musical combos amusing the appreciative diners from 11 to 12 noon.    

SHERIFF 4/28/15

SHERIFF 4/28/15 4/17 Benjamin Eugene McFarland, 29, Falcon St, WC. Probation violation theft 3, possession controlled substance. CJWC-Community Justice Work Center. Jordan Richard Rock, 20, Hwy 227, Trail. Theft 1 x 2, unauthorized entry of motor vehicle x 2, criminal mischief 1, possession burglary tools. RISK-doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. 4/20 Jorge Nativid…

Shady Cove Trail Community Watch Program

Shady Cove Trail Community Watch Program Revitalization Meeting Neighbors Looking Out for Neighbors We need your input and help – so come on down to the first meeting. Wednesday May 13 at 6 PM at Shady Cove City Hall Hope to see ya! For more information call Mike 541-613-1164 or Diane 541-840-3570

Spent $19; saved $ thousands

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Spent $19; saved $ thousands By F. C. Blake For The Independent When Sams Valley resident, “Tim” built his house, he loved the rustic look