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Whitsett Newsletter

Oregon is the first state in the nation to establish a Road Usage Charge Program. The Department of Transportation (ODOT) alleges that charging vehicles for miles driven is needed to create sustainable funding sufficient to pay for Oregon highways. ODOT claims that revenue collected from fuel taxes, used to support Oregon transportation system construction and…

ACCESS to hold “Weatherization Day”

ACCESS to hold “Weatherization Day” Olsrud Nutrition Center October 27th   MEDFORD, OR — ACCESS, the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, is hosting a FREE “Weatherization Day” event on Monday, October 27th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. The event will be held at the ACCESS Olsrud Nutrition Center located at 2020 Cardinal Avenue in Medford….

All about Herbs and Wild Edibles

All about Herbs and Wild Edibles By Dennis Ellingson   Herbs and Things That Go Bump in the Night (Article Five – Oct. Issue) It’s been a great October and much of what I grew this summer is still growing.      

The Growing Gen X Insurance Gap

The Growing Gen X Insurance Gap By David Smith, CFP®   Life Insurance can be important for people at any age, but Generation X – Americans born between 1965 and 1976 – may have a more pressing need than any other age group. Now in their late 30’s and 40’s, Gen Xers are entering their…

Shady Cove puts out the welcome

flags in shady cove

Shady Cove puts out the welcome Beverly McKechnie for the Independent One of the most welcoming sites to visitors as they enter Shady Cove is the colorful flags that decorate the bridge and virtually all of the businesses. Approximately every two months a different flag announces the change of season or commemoration of a holiday….

Butte Falls Speech and Debate Team

The Butte Falls Speech and Debate Team,

Slow Start Sinks Eagles

Slow Start Sinks Eagles   By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   On a night where the only consistency came in the form of rain, the Eagles lethargic start left them with an insurmountable deficit in a 43-14 at the hands of the Crater Comets on Oct. 17. The mistakes for the Eagles (0-7) began…

Sister City commemoration held at Medford Library.

Sister City commemoration held at Medford Library. By F. C. Blake For the Independent On October 22, Medford Library presented the commemoration. Liz Smith, Chair of the Medford/Alba Sister City Committee introduced the program and film. “We’re marking the 70th anniversary of events depicted in this movie, today, Smith said. “In Alba right now a…

Sheriff report

SHERIFF 10/28/14 10/17 Kathryn Faye Rohde, hwy 234, EP. Theft 2. Released on recognizance. Jeff Andrew Bezner, 40, Arrowhead Trail, EP. Contempt violation- restraining order x2. Released on recognizance. 10/18 Alice Violet Taylor, 65, Teakwood Dr, EP. Contempt violation-restraining order. Travis Dale Penninger,31, Leyden Cr, WC. Failed to register sex offender birthday. Failed to register…

Police report

POLICE 10/28/14 10/13 Shelby Gonzalez, WC. Cited for fail to obey a traffic control device, speed violation (54/20), failure to carry proof of insurance. Oscar Campos Alergia, WC. Cited for speed violation (70/55). 10/17 Elizabeth Ewing, WC. Cited for speed violation (72/55). Erin Hanson, EP. Cited for no valid operators license. David Demello, SC. Cited…