planning commission meeting cancelled

Notice of Cancelled Planning Commission Meeting The July 9, 2015 City of Shady Cove Planning Commission Meeting is cancelled

Senator Whitsett newsletter

The degree of judicial activism inherent in the two most recent United States Supreme Court decisions should concern all Americans. Last Friday, the Court decreed that same sex marriage must be recognized by the citizens of all 50 states. In its Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the Court, on a 5 to 4 vote, established a…

TJ and the Spurs at VA SORCC July 4

TJ and the Spurs at the VA

TJ and the Spurs at VA SORCC July 4 By F. C. Blake For the Independent According to 15-year VA employee, James Cunningham, the White City SORCC”s annual July 4 event wears the title “Summer of Service Initiative.” A morale booster for homesick veterans that currently dwell at the facility, it also draws dedicated staff…

Grants Pass Sobering Center Project

The Grants Pass Sobering Center Project is expected to receive $500,000 thanks to a budget bill approved by the Oregon Legislature this week. The appropriation was a joint effort of several members of the Southern Oregon Caucus according to State Representative Duane Stark (R-Josephine County). “This project is a public-private partnership,” said Stark. “The community…

Around the house

AROUND THE HOUSE Straddling a Timeline By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Over the last month I have lived in the past and in the present. My 2015 life marched on, each day demanding its due with lists and events. But the past beckons as I work on my family’s genealogy. I’m drawn to learn…

SHERIFF 7/7/15

SHERIFF 7/7/15 6/26 Michael Clark Peacock, 36, Poppy Ridge Dr., EP. Sex Pen 1, Sex abuse 1 x 3. Duane Ellis Matthews, 45, Hwy 62, SC. Fail to appear, fail to register sex/Bday. RISK- doesn’t meet the lodging criteria. Heather Nicole Langfield, 33, Merry Lane, WC. Fail to appear assault officer, Fail to appear escape…

Seven Feathers Event Center

New sign at Expo ticket booth

The Jackson County Expo welcomes Cow Creek Tribe of Indians as a partner Starting July 1, 2015 the Jackson County Expo and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians are partnering together to breathe new life into the Expo Program.  The main building, formerly known as the “Compton Arena” is being renamed the…

Stark credits SO caucus for center funding

Rep Stark Credits Southern Oregon Caucus for Grants Pass Sober Center Funding   (Salem)  The Grants Pass Sobering Center Project is expected to receive $500,000 thanks to a budget bill approved by the Oregon Legislature this week. The appropriation was a joint effort of several members of the Southern Oregon Caucus according to State Representative…

Rare Tours of Beekman Bank Museum!

Beekman Bank back in the old days

Rare Tours of Beekman Bank Museum!   Jacksonville, OR – Enjoy rare “behind the counter” tours of the second oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest when Historic Jacksonville opens the Beekman Bank on Saturday, July 11, for docent led tours at 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, and 2:15pm.  Over $40 million in gold crossed the bank’s counters during…

Proud to be an American

Proud to be an American The song by Bruce Springsteen is a reminder that we are proud to be Americans, while not always proud of the things we have done. America has accomplished more in her short history than all the other countries of the world combined. Despite all the hardships, all the wars, all…

Police report

POLICE 7/7/15 6/22 Michael Allen, EP. Cited for expired registration, speed violation, 38/25. 6/23 Billy Eric Ray Williams Jr, 50, EP. Arrested for assault 4 (Dom) and physical harassment. Lodged JCJ. David Deitrick, EP. Cited for failure of driver entering roadway to yield right of way. 6/24 Samantha Reed, WC. Cited for speed violation, 74/55….