Senator Whitsett’s Newsletter

Public safety is arguably the single most important function of government. Anything else that officials hope to accomplish at the local, state, and federal level is contingent upon citizens being safe in their own homes and communities. Nothing is more important than being able to live our lives without fear of becoming victimized by criminals….

What’s for lunch

You hear many things, and until you see it for yourself, you have a tendency to not believe the story. So it was with me too, I had heard the claims about diet reducing blood pressure and stories too, of folks who had totally quit taking their medications altogether. When I began my current regimen…

Local TV personality pens book on finance

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Local TV personality pens book on finance By F. C. Blake For the Independent             Author Joe Spurgeon has already worn his three established career “hats” well. The easy-going Adjunct Faculty Instructor at RCC, has taught English, and writing/composition classes in Medford. On TV Channel 10, he presents timely tips on financial management during weekly…

TAX TIPS for Tying the Knot

TAX TIPS for Tying the Knot By David Smith, CFP®   This is an article from our second quarter newsletter that I found very timely and wanted to get it out to a larger audience so many of you can find this beneficial either to you or family and friends.   Summer is a popular…

AROUND THE HOUSE

AROUND THE HOUSE Sweet as Honey By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Horses and oxen work hard, but you never hear anyone say of a hard-working person, “She’s as busy as a horse.” No, we refer to industrious individuals as “busy bees.” Indeed, honey bees flit from blossom to blossom collecting pollen and nectar to…

Sorting it out

Sorting it out   It is often difficult to sort out fact from fiction, especially where different sides of an issue use the media to tell their side of the debate. Such is the case with the Marijuana issue. What began as a ballot measure allowing for the recreational use of pot quickly morphed into…

SHERIFF 5-26-15

SHERIFF 5-26-15 5/13 Antonio James Stalkfleet, 50, Avenue A, WC. Theft 1, conspiracy/theft 1, trespass 2. RISK- doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. 5/14 Kenneth James Allen, 21, Antelope Rd, WC. Fail to appear theft 1 x 5,fail to appear attempt to commit crime theft 1,fail to appear theft 2 x 3, fail to…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 052215

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 052215 By Christy Pitto For The Independent The May 21 Shady Cove City Council Meeting saw the conclusion of a couple ongoing issues as well as the introduction of a new Ordinance amendment. Issues concluded were; the second readings of both the Ordinance amending System Development Charges and adding Medicinal…

RV Harmonizers score new achievements

  RV Harmonizers score new achievements By F. C. Blake For the Independent Rogue Valley Harmonizers have invented and patented a unique new method of teaching choral music, according to their Team Captain, Robert Hall. They’re using it to reach out in multiple directions. “Our research has found that singing in groups is the most…

Purchasing and Owning Rural and Small Farm Property

Class Name:  Purchasing and Owning Rural and Small Farm Property Dates of Class: Series begins Monday, June 15, 2015 (also June 22 and 29) Time:  5:30-8:30 pm Cost:  $45 one farm, two people Location:  Auditorium, Extension Building, SOREC (Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, Jackson County), 569 Hanley Rd., Central Point, OR 97502 Contact: Maud…

POLICE 5/26/15

POLICE 5/26/15 5/11 Jordan Bridges, SC. Speeding violation, 74/55. 5/12 Wallace Lloyd Greer, 38 yr. old, EP. Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant, probation violation of a controlled substance, meth. Lodged JCJ. 5/14 Ashley Kiff, EP. Citation for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. 5/15 Shayne Guptill, EP. Citation for improperly parked vehicle (parallel)….