Deceased Male Found

Deceased Male Found On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:25 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a field located on Division Road and Avenue H, in White City for a deceased male, who was found. The cause of death has not been determined yet. However, a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Medical Examiner…

Search Continues for Dwain Hodge

Search Continues for Dwain Hodge The search for missing Shady Cove resident, Dwain Hodge, 57, continues.  The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is looking into all tips, sightings, and details surrounding Mr. Hodge. A composite artist has added to the original photo released by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.  It shows Dwain with a longer beard. …

Whitsett newsletter

The United States Supreme Court has been busy this summer. The preponderance of their body of work has been focused on reaffirming their constitutional authority to check the powers of governments. The high Court has acted to limit government actions to only those powers conferred to it by the people, in six recent decisions

Word Processing classes at W.C. Library

By F. C. Blake For the Independent. On July 8, Robert Burger, Chairman/Curriculum Director of Rogue Learning & Resource Center welcomed participants at White City Library for his Word Processing course. His audience of White City residents had registered for the noon to 2 p.m. Basics II program. The training typically takes place on a…

Triple Tree Management announces raffle results

Triple Tree Management announces raffle results By F. C. Blake For the Independent. The June 17th issue of The Independent ran an article on page 14 detailing plans for the event. In it Triple Tree Lounge Proprietor, Monte Martin sent out a plea. He needed volunteers to ask business owners to donate items for an…

E.P. Tops

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E.P. Tops(Take Off Pounds Sensibly)chapter recognized four Kops(Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) members for maintaining their goal status.  Leader, Virginia Rutherford and Co-leader, Kay Tooker presided.  Bouquets of yellow roses, certificates and charms were presented to:

Time for a hard look at the Jackson County Fair

Time for a hard look at the Jackson County Fair While many would have written the obituary for the Jackson County Fair over the past few years, that tomb may be a bit premature. It is true that attendance during that period has been poor, even dismal, it would seem that period of doldrums may…

Protect yourself from the heat

By Ralph McKechnie For the Independent One of the main attractions to Jackson County is the annual County Fair, held the third week in July. While July may or may not be the hottest month of the year, it is hot and many people suffer the effects of heat stroke and that can be really…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 071714

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 071714   By Christy Pitto For The Independent The July 17 Shady Cove City Council Meeting seemed more like the old days with much longer meetings and more discussion.

Rural widow’s property tax issue

Rural widow’s property tax issue By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Upon arriving in Oregon decades ago, Gracie and Ben bought twenty-five Upper Rogue rural acres zoned Exclusive Farm Use. They built their farm house on that land they owned jointly. Then Ben raised crops in one section, and small herds of cattle in…

Colorful crafts with fibers at WC Library

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Colorful crafts with fibers at WC Library By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Two years ago, The Independent spotlighted a unique program that Jackson County Libraries’ Outreach Specialist, Janis Mohr-Tipton brought to White City Library. On July 17, 2014, that same artistically gifted woman presented another imaginative craft to spark creative skills. This one…