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Senator Whitsett’s Newsletter

According to our constitutions, each American citizen possesses the unconditional, guaranteed right to own, keep and bear firearms. The Second Amendment to the Unites States Constitution reads: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” “Shall not…

Tanner Holmes with trophy

Two Nights Of Racing At Southern Oregon Speedway As the weather heats up and signals the beginning of summer, the racing will be heating up at Southern Oregon Speedway as well.  There will be two nights of racing this week, and it starts on Friday night with another night of Outlaw Kart racing on the…

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Around the House

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The Lazy Days of Summer By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer—so goes a song of the 60s, written for teens on school break. Mom, meanwhile, labored to keep up their laundry and supply the pretzels and pop. (Yes, the song refers to an adult beverage.) When…

SHERIFF 6-28-16

SHERIFF   6-28-16   6/16 Marrissa Esther McClain, 30, Antelope Rd, WC.  Theft 1 x 2. Darla Leeann Cheek, 225, D’Anjou, EP.  Failure to appear for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance/meth, hit and run and criminal mischief.  Released due to overcrowding. Michael James Robert Holden, 21, Quebec Cir, WC. …

Royals Drop Two in Roseburg

Royals Drop Two in Roseburg By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   Despite having a lead in both games, North Jackson ended up dropping both ends of a doubleheader, 3-2 and 11-6 in Roseburg on Wednesday afternoon. Dominick Fontana, who just completed his freshman year at Eagle Point, took a four-hitter into the bottom of…

June 18 racing atSO speedway

Braaten, Peters, Steele Share Southern Oregon Speedway Spotlight June 18…Southern Oregon Speedway Point leader Jorddon Braaten took the lead from Mike Medel with seven laps to go and held him off to win the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event Saturday night. Brock Peters shook off the bad luck in a big way with…

Proposed Medicare Changes

Proposed Medicare Changes Sacrifice Cancer Patients for Cost Savings By Eric Hargis Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently proposed a major change to the way Medicare pays for advanced cancer medicines. Unfortunately, the changes threaten cancer patients’ access to lifesaving care. Many people are familiar with Medicare Part D, which…

POLICE 6-28-16

POLICE   6-28-16   6/14 Brittney Gwin, EP.  Cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and speed violation, 37/25. 6/15 Gregory Lawrence, 25,  EP.  Arrested and cited for criminal trespassing 2. Carlos Diaz, EP.  Cited for driving while suspended and failure to carry proof of insurance. 6/16 Victorino Arellano-Sanchez, EP.  Cited for prohibited camping….

Fleas on the prowl

Summer has officially arrived and the Oregon Department of Agriculture is offering advice to pet owners who can take several steps themselves in providing relief from fleas. An array of pesticide products on the market are among the tools that can be used to effectively control fleas, but they come with the usual caution of needing to be handled properly. If occasional…

Fireworks season now open

June 23 opens the season for fireworks sales in Oregon. Legal fireworks may be purchased only from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands. The Office of State Fire Marshal has issued more than 709 retail fireworks permits, and 211 display permits. Oregon law forbids possession, use, or sale of fireworks that fly, explode, or travel…