Two Opportunities TO SAVE

Two Opportunities TO SAVE Written by Emerald Connect, Provided By David Smith, CFP® More than 73 million Americans actively participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan such as a 401(k), 403(b), or 457.1 Workplace plans offer an opportunity to save through pre-tax salary deferrals, and the annual contribution limits can be generous. Even if you contribute…

Senator Whitsett newsletter

The Democratic majority in Oregon’s Legislative Assembly talks constantly about “equality” and “social justice.” Some of their most egregious policy proposals are advanced and enacted in the name of one or the other of these concepts. This may come as a surprise to some, but I, too, believe in “equality” and “social justice.” However, my…

That takes the cake

That takes the cake   Fireworks, that is. While the northwest and our region are baking in the summer sun, devoid of water, with vegetation drying and the forest ready to burn, we are allowing fireworks sales in Jackson County. According to Fire District #3, they have the authority to outlaw fireworks within their district,…

SOHS receives grant

Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $7,500 from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The grant was awarded in support of the development of a Native American Encampment at Historic Hanley Farm. Significant archeological evidence provides evidence of people living on the land at least 2,100 years…

Sheriff 6/30/15

Sheriff 6/30/15 6/19 Ronda Darlene Donovan, 30, Brownsboro Hw, EP. Possession controlled substance/meth, theft 3, CAP-released due to overcrowding. Trever Gordon Nugent, 23, Falcon St, WC. Out of county warrant-fail to appear theft 3, fail to appear resist arrest, fail to appear interfere w/police, fail to appear disorderly conduct, fail to appear harassment. Michael Aaron…

WATER TREES DEEPLY

REMEMBER TO WATER TREES DEEPLY AS MERCURY CLIMBS Oregon Dept. of Forestry The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around most of the state through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. It’s a time to keep fire prevention uppermost in our minds, and also, to remember to protect the health…

Problems with passwords

Problems with passwords By F. C. Blake For the Independent It gets more complicated. Times were when computer users received simple requests from their devices—“pick a password between four and eight letters or digits.” People usually selected their pets’ names, or some cherished number such as their wedding date. Most made it easy on themselves…

POLICE 6/30/15

POLICE 6/30/15 6/10 Stuart Springs, EP. Cited for speed violation, 71/45. Alice Taylor, WC. Cited for unlawful accumulation of junk. 6/11 Jessica Fenn, Trail. Cited for driving uninsured, driving while suspended, operation without required lighting equipment. Alice Taylor, WC. Cited for unlawful accumulation of junk. Brenten Charleboix,EP. Cited for speed violation 38/25. Katherine Stuart, EP….

comprehensive tax bill

On a party-line vote this morning, Democrats in the House Committee on Revenue passed a comprehensive tax increase bill, SB 925-A, out of committee and to the floor for a vote later this week. In voting against the tax increase measure, House Republicans raised a number of concerns related to the constitutionality of the proposal,…

Let’s do lunch

Chard plant going to seed

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent If there is one vegetable that rates at the top of the chart in the garden, it has to be the Swiss Chard plant. Known by many names, it is by far one of the most nutrient rich vegetables that can be grown and can be grown by nearly…

Firework Stands Open for Fourth

Jackson County Firework Stands Open for Fourth of July Sales The 2015 Oregon firework sales season begins Tuesday, June 23, and runs through July 6. The Oregon State Fire Marshal and partners want everyone to know which fireworks are legal in Oregon, where they are permitted, and the important steps to take for fireworks safety….