All about Herbs and Wild Edibles

  All about Herbs and Wild Edibles By Dennis Ellingson   What Makes It an Herb (Article Three)        

Tri-care co-pay precaution.

Tri-care co-pay precaution. By F. C. Blake For the Independent. The surviving spouse of a 20-year Army veteran, Irene has membership privileges in Tri-care’s Express Scripts mail order pharmacy. That pays the bulk of her qualifying prescription medicines. With most of

They’re Dancin’ in the Streets By Lynn Leissler For the Independent The heat of the day gave way to an agreeable evening, allowing folks to enjoy the Eagle Point Street Dance. The fourth annual event took place on August 16 on Main Street and could easily have qualified for a Main Street USA magazine feature….

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St. John Lutheran School reschedules fall opening.

St. John Lutheran School reschedules fall opening. By F. C. Blake For the Independent Sometimes prudent decision makers must face unexpected options. “Is the course of action we’re following correct for us? If so, are we also pursing the optimum time schedule?”              

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 08211

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 082114 By Christy Pitto For The Independent “Mudslinging: 1. the use of insults and accusations, especially unjust ones, with the aim of damaging the reputation of an opponent.” Oxford Online Dictionary. If the August 21 Shady Cove City Council meeting is any indication; impending November Mayoral and Council elections will…

  Grange co-op food share program   Ensuring people suffering from hunger receive healthy, garden-grown food, the Grange Co-op Food Share Garden is quickly nearing a quarter ton of harvested fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are making a unique difference within the community. A collaborative effort since 2009 between Grange Co-op, ACCESS, and Bicoastal Media,…

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Currently the creek is at a level of 95 cfs and the District is running one of their two pumps that collect water from a point below the confluence of the south and north forks of Butte Creek. Ford reported that the lake level is at 6,000 acre-feet (af) and further expects the lake will…

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Downton Abbey historian at E. P. Library

Downton Abbey historian at E. P. Library By F. C. Blake For the Independent. On August 21, spectators from Ashland, Medford and Eagle Point arrived at the Eagle Point Library for the occasion. “Tames Alan spoke yesterday at Oregon Shakespeare Festival,” said one history buff. “Her presentation was so good, we had to come and…

creepy crawlies

Elegant Sheep Moth sm

Creepy Crawlies With Christy 082114 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   This week let’s meet a stunner of an Upper Rogue moth; the Elegant Sheep Moth (Hemileuca eglanterina). Yep! It really is a moth, not a butterfly, though it is active during the day and pollinates flowers. Why “sheep moth”? These moths were named…

AROUND THE HOUSE Cornstarch outside the Kitchen By Lynn Leissler For the Independent The dog days of summer, named for the period that the Dog Star, Sirius, rises at the same time as the sun, refer to the sultry season, often reckoned from July 3 to August 11. However, in Southern Oregon

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common core

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the controversial national education initiative known as Common Core. The stated goal of Common Core is to unify the standards used by school districts throughout the country and better prepare students for post-secondary education and the workplace. However, the American public, politicians and educators are fractured in their feelings…