Senator Whitsett’s Newsletter

As part of my legislative duties, I participated in the interim committee meetings held at the state capitol building in Salem earlier this week. Those meetings covered several topics involving nearly every state government agency, as well as funding requests from many of them. The Senate Interim Committee on Environment and Natural Resources convened on…

All about Herbs and Wild Edibles

 All about Herbs and Wild Edibles By Dennis Ellingson Herbs for Future Use – May 2016 I have heard this numerous times over the years, “I have herbs growing but I rarely use them.” With that in mind here are a couple of ideas about how you can use those herbs and have them for…

SHERIFF 5-31-16

SHERIFF  5-31-16   5/19 Steven Grant Baird, 57, Corey Rd, WC.  Failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance/meth and failure to appear and failure to pay for possession of a controlled substance/meth.  Released due to overcrowding. Edward Scott Paxton, 44, Mill Creek Dr, Prospect. Failure to appear:  Possession of a controlled substance/meth, tampering with…

Rate Increases in EP

Rate Increases in EP By Lynn Leissler For the Independent The mood at Eagle Point City Council meeting on May 24 was anything but jubilant, considering the two major items for discussion involved customer rate increases. During two public hearings City Administrator Henry Lawrence recapped the condition of city streets and its water supply since…

POLICE 5-31-16

POLICE  5-31-16   5/17 Michael James Davis, 32, EP.  Arrested for cold theft 2 and parole violation.  Lodged JCJ. Jay McCarty AKA Kyle Farris, 29, SC.  Arrested for possession of a controlled substance/meth, giving false information to a police officer, and on a Jackson County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear/tampering with drug records. …

Poisonous plants

Instructor: Shirley Weathers, author of Field Guide to Plants Poisonous to Livestock. This class is designed to help livestock owners identify poisonous plants and manage the risk of their animals consuming toxins. Hundreds of plant species have developed toxins to protect against being eaten by both animals and insects. Issues covered include the economic impacts…

Plowed Ground-garden mulch

shredded paper makes wonderful mulch

Mulch in the garden By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Last fall, when the garden was just about to do its last because of changing weather, I took a chance on mulching with some very inexpensive mulch

AROUND THE HOUSE

Broom and boots

  AROUND THE HOUSE Old Chores By Lynn Leissler For the Independent

Memorial Day

                Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic,…

Homemade onion soup

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Earlier this year, just as the frost was bidding farewell for the winter, we planted some Walla Walla Sweet and equal amount of Red onions.

http://www.urindependent.com/2016/05/183479/

Lady Eagles Downed in Playoffs

Megan Ayres

Lady Eagles Downed in Playoffs By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   For the second straight year the Lady Eagles softball season ended in the first round of the playoffs, with a 5-1 loss against Putnam on Wednesday.     Star pitcher Megan Ayers was uncharacteristically wild in giving up five walks, though working with…