Free backpacks WCE

Rogue Community Health (RCH) is hosting a Back-toSchool Health Fair, Thursday, September 1, 2016,  in the gym at White City Middle School, 550 Wilson Way, White City.  RCH will provide FREE backpacks filled with school supplies to first 100 school-age children at this free, family event.  Visit our Facebook page for updates and information.    This…

Whitsett Newsletter

Oregonians have endured unending cries from proponents of big government for more than a decade, claiming the State must have more revenue to run its operations. Those constant pleas, combined with Democrat dominance of both the House and Senate for the past dozen years, have resulted in frequent tax and fee increases levied on Oregon…

Around the House

What Month Is It? By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Why, everyone knows it’s August. And who would doubt it, given our recent record-breaking heat. My sister and I discuss which is hotter—our blistering triple digits or her East Coast heat, lower in number but considerably higher in humidity. Some folks, however, are confused as…

Volleyball Preview

Volleyball Preview By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent Entering her second season, head volleyball coach KatiJo Mathews has seen the program move towards the image she envisioned. But while the image looks familiar, many of the faces she will be coaching this season do not. In addition to five seniors graduating from last year’s team,…

Traci Hinkson new EP FFA advisor

Traci Dulaney Hinkson

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Traci Delaney Hinkson has been selected to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Keith Frost as FFA advisor at Eagle point High School. Hinkson, who graduated from Eagle Point High School in 1995 (As Traci Dulaney) hopes to enhance programs already in place at the school.  Hinkson…

TOPS new officers

Susan Smith, Marjorie DeLap, JoAnn Thompson and Tony Johnson

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OR 0545 Eagle Point held installation of officers recently.  “Welcoming your Crew” was the theme for the event, Kay Tooker Presided. Each new officer was presented a prop such as an anchor, a Buy, a Ship’s Wheel, Etc.  They represented specific duties as each will have the responsibility of guiding…

SHERIFF 8-30-16

SHERIFF  8-30-16   8/20 Joshua Scott Ales, 36, Laurel St, EP.  Theft 2.  Does not meet lodging criteria to stay. Scott Keoni Desilva, 35, Modoc Rd, WC.  Parole violation for possession of a controlled substance/meth. 8/21 Matthew Scott Lamer, 28, N. De Anjou Ave, EP.  Assault 4, harassment, strangulation, and coercion.  Does not meet lodging…

Shady Cove Chamber meeting

On August 20th, the Shady Cove-Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce held its August General Meeting at the “Music in the Park” evening event in Aunt Caroline’s Park. Following a very hot day, it was a nice pleasant event enjoyed by all in the cool evening air surrounded by many Shady Cove residents and their families….

Southern Oregon racing

  Don Martin II Southern Oregon Speedway IMCA Modifieds, Pro Stocks Compete This Saturday Night At Southern Oregon Speedway White City, Oregon…Scorching hot weather forced the cancellation of two nights of racing at Southern Oregon Speedway last week. However, two nights of racing are on the calendar this week at the speedway. Friday night will…

POLICE 8-30-16

POLICE  8-30-16   8/12 Russel Grelinger, EP.  Driving uninsured and driving while suspended. 8/14 Sofia Quintero, 20, EP.  Arrested and cited for assault 4 and harassment.

Plowed ground

Dinner for our deer

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Some years ago. During one of those really dry periods, I noticed that the leaves of my grape vines were being eaten.  Now, I have seen big, fat caterpillars in the midst of the vines just working away, but this time the leaves were also disappearing from apple trees…