Wildfire Season is Approaching Fast!

  Wildfire Season is Approaching Fast! Are you Prepared? There is no time like now to prepare your property and family, including pets and livestock, from the potential devastating effects of wildfire. Planning ahead can improve your survivability. Take these few important steps to be better prepared for wildfire season. Create a Defensible Space by…

Whitsett Newsletter

The remarkably rapid and very public fall from grace of former Governor John Kitzhaber has been well-documented. Also well-detailed is the spectacular failure of his Cover Oregon portal to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Nearly $300 million of public federal funds were obtained at his request and “invested” to create the website insurance…

TOPS awards

Two members of Tops (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)0545 chapter,  graduated to Kops status recently.  Kay Tooker and Cuca Idrogo became Kops(Keep Off Pounds Sensibly)upon reaching their goal weights.  Physician approved and accepted by Tops Club Inc., a graduation ceremony was held and presided by Leader, Marjorie De Lap Johnson. Graduation pins and certificates from Tops Headquarters, Milwaukee, Wi.  were…

Stockmen meeting April 9

Stockmen meeting April 9 By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Long discussions must have been the word of the day for the Jackson County Stockmen’s Association during their meeting April 9. The discussions centered on just a couple of subjects, namely the Association’s by-laws–or rather the lack thereof, the proposed producer’s day and the update…

Smokey Team Teaching April and May

  Smokey Team Teaching April and May Members of the Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Cooperative will bring Smokey the Bear to Kindergarten and First grade students throughout Jackson and Josephine County. Smokey is accompanied by local fire agency firefighters to remind the young students that Firefighters are their friends. Smokey visits thousands of students to…

Sheriff 4-14-15

Sheriff 4-14-15   3/28 Anthony James Winsbury, 28, Hwy 62m Trail. Possession controlled substance/meth, theft 3. 3/31 Jonathan Mancilla-Valdovinoa, 19, Falcon St, WC. Possession controlled substance/marijuana. ROR- released own recognizance. 4/2 Charles Lynn Spruill,59, Hwy 62, SC. Assault 2 x 2, assault 3. ROR- released own recognizance. Benjamin Eugene McFarland, Falcon St, WC. Possession controlled…

Shady Cove Planning Commission Meeting 040915

Shady Cove Planning Commission Meeting 040915 By Christy Pitto For The Independent     The April 10 Shady Cove Planning Commission meeting included a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the City Ordinances to include Medical Marijuana Facilities in the General Commercial District. Key things to take away; the proposed amendment deals

Remembering Brady Adams

Remembering Brady Adams By F. C. Blake For the Independent On April 7, the news flashed about former Oregon State Senator Brady Adams’ demise. Even though he lived in Josephine County, his scope and variety of interests had often brought him to Medford. About two decades ago I had occasion to meet this popular gentleman.

Prospect community dinners

APRIL 7TH – BURRITOS, SPANISH RICE, SALAD & DESSERT   APRIL 14TH – CHICKEN SALAD, CRUNCHY BREAD, RELISH TRAY, & DESSERT   APRIL 21ST – MACARONI & CHEESE, HOT DOGS, GREEN SALAD & DESSERT   APRIL 28TH – TUSCAN KALE SOUP, CHEESY BISCUITS & DESSERT

POLICE 4-14-15

POLICE 4-14-15 4/2 Frank Saenz, SC. Cited for driving while suspended, driving uninsured, speed violation, 50/25. Nancy Schuitt, EP. Cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. DuaneHamner, SC. Cited for driving uninsured. 4/4 Matthew Icenhower,CP. Cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. Kristena Binder, Gresham. Cited for driving while using a…

Open Doors for All

Open Doors for All By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Last year D9 took over special education services they once contracted to the Education Services District. One part of the overall program is the Vocational and Independence Program (VIP).