ALG on nuclear treaty

Americans for Limited Government today issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to take up the Iran nuclear deal as a treaty and defeat it: “President Obama has failed to abide by the terms of the Corker Iran bill in delivering the Iran nuclear accord. The legislation was limited to lifting certain sanctions related…

Let’s do lunch

Let’s do lunch By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The entire of the Padgem Pavilion at the Jackson County Fair has been devoted to local foods for this year. If you ventured in you found lots on information on local foods and perhaps came away with an appreciation for eating local and fresh. This is…

Senator Whitsett’s newsletter

We are now more than six years into the presidency of Barack Obama. The products of his signature redistribution-of-wealth programs are becoming all too apparent, with devastating consequences for states like Oregon that rushed to be among the first in the nation to implement them. President Obama promoted the 2010 federal Patient Protection and Affordable…

The War on Brains

Congress has declared war. But it might not be what you think. They previously have had unsuccessful attempts to stage a war on Cancer, and everyone recalls the war on Drugs and then we had a war on Iran–actually a couple of time. This time they have taken a fresh approach and have declared a…

SHERIFF 7-28-15

SHERIFF 7-28-15 7/20 Robert Carl Baker, 27, Hwy 227, Trail. Fail to appear DUII Alcohol, Fail to appear endanger. RISK – doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. Maylynn Nichole Thomas, 25, Hwy 62, SC. Possession control substance-cocaine, theft 1, theft 3. RISK – doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. 7/22 Joshua Wayne Rosecrans,…

Police Report

POLICE   7-28-15 7/13 Maylynn Nichole Thomas, 25, SC. Arrested for theft 1, Theft 3 and possession controlled substance (cocaine). Lodged JCJ. Sean Mulligan, EP. Cited for speed violation, 71/55. Lukas Barber, SC. Cited for speed violation, 70/55. Christioan Gerlach, WC. Cited for speed violation, 77/55. Katrina Baracosa, EP. Cited for speed violation, 79/55, warning for…

AROUND THE HOUSE

AROUND THE HOUSE Plan B By Lynn Leissler For the Independent My summer plans were set—a couple of events in August, but most of the days were mine for sewing, getting the yard in order, and digging into a writing project. Like often happens, however, plans changed and Plan A gets the old heave-ho. Renee,…

Bobbie Wenona Jepsen

Nov 11, 1933-June 30, 1933

Bobbie Wenona Jepsen passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the age of 82 in Eagle Point, Ore. She was born November 11, 1933 in Tillman County, Okla. to Bob and Ophelia (Peterson) Prettyman. An Ashland High School graduate and long time valley resident, Bobbie worked many places over the years. Her favorite was feeding…

New D9 Board Members Sworn In

New D9 Board Members Sworn In By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Rogue Community Health, managers of Eagle Point High School’s school-based health center, gave its annual report at the pre-meeting work session. The center provides medical, dental and mental health care for all students. Teachers also use the services. With an onsite facility, students…

Keep driving-stay fit

Older adults who have stopped driving are almost two times more likely to suffer from depression and nearly five times as likely to enter a long-term care facility than those who remain behind the wheel, according to a new report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Columbia University. The study examined older…

Blame the kamikaze cats

kamakazie cats

Blame the kamikaze cats By F. C. Blake For the Independent Years ago we had a security alarm system installed in our rural house. We have since replaced it with a far better one, but the six-year-old original remained intact, though quite dormant. It had been hard-wired electrically through complex gadgets in the walls. A…