URCC gets reprieve

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Things have been happening behind the scenes for the Upper Rogue Community Center.  Since the Board of Directors has voted to shut down the Center on August 31, some people have come forward and volunteered resources that the Center drastically needs.  

Around the House

Up and Away! By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Rapture, ecstasy, elation—words to describe Renee as she took the window seat for her first airplane flight. At liftoff, she gripped my arm. “Nana,” her voice trembling with joy, “I’m flying.” Surely my grin equaled hers, although mine came from watching her experience the moment.

Training Camp Opens Eagles Football Season

Training Camp Opens Eagles Football Season By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   So, how do you follow that up? That and many other questions are what head coach Seth Womack and his coaching staff will try to answer come Monday with the opening of training camp, on the heels of the program’s most successful…

SHERIFF

SHERIFF   8/3 Adam James Hackworth, 38, Sherman Wy, EP.  Failure to appear for contempt of a restraining order.  Does not meet lodging criteria to stay. 8/4 Austin Jared Saunders, 22, E. Dutton Rd, EP.  Unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and theft 2.  Does not meet lodging criteria to stay. Juan Gomez, 48, Osprey…

Proposed Pumice Mine

Proposed Pumice Mine By Cynthia Gibson for the Independent There are many, many residents in the Prospect and Shady Cove communities who are outraged that a company, Rh Holdings, has already started mining pumice (sand) and is applying for a land use permit, all without reaching out to our communities. This pit could be mined…

POLICE

POLICE   7/31 Chad Heppner, EP.  Cited for assault 4 and harassment. 8/4 Kevin Anderson Jr, EP.  Cited for speed violation, 70/55. Ernest Carpenter, WC.  Cited for driving while suspended and failure to carry proof on insurance. 8/5 Danielle Raeann Duvall, 22, EP.  Arrested for possession of a controlled substance/heroin and on a Jackson County…

Obituaries

Shad Aaron Bandy of Red Bluff, CA passed away at his home on July 30, 2017.  He was born September 4, 1969.  He is survived by his parents, Rich and Shirl Bandy of Lake Creek, Oregon, brother, Justin Bandy of Red Bluff, California and his mother, Patricia of Red Bluff, California.  No service is planned….

“Molly’s Mistake”

“Molly’s Mistake” This is a work of fiction, inspired by a presentation recently given.  However, it is an event that could and may take place in Oregon every day. Yes, her first mistake was that, a mistake. She shared that error in a moment of young passion with a boy named Seth. This mistake could…

Let’s Do Lunch

burgers

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent   Over the last couple of years, we have experimented with many different recipes for healthy foods.  Some have been very good, some I won’t make again.

Jackson County Farm Bureau Annual Picnic

Jackson County Farm Bureau Annual Picnic Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the former Elks Picnic Grounds on Agate Road in Eagle Point. Tri-Tip lunch starts at noon.  Please bring your salad and dessert.  Horseshoe tournament for the adults and fun games for the kids!   Please note that the Picnic is at the Elks picnic…

From The Flea Market To The Stock Market

From The Flea Market To The Stock Market Long-Time Entrepreneur Suggests Success Can Be Found In Humble Beginnings Bill Green was once just one of us. A regular guy growing up in the suburbs with no silver spoon to be found anywhere, no trust fund waiting for him to turn the right age and no…