POLICE 7-26-16

POLICE  7-26-16   7/11 Keith Duvall, EP.  Cited for driving uninsured and driving while suspended. Debra George, EP.  Cited for driving uninsured and driving while suspended. 7/13 Brittany Lynn Jones, 20, EP.  Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrants for failure to appear/ID theft x3 and theft 3 x 3.  Lodged JCJ. Scott Schuller, Trail. …

Plowed Ground

Garlic from the garden

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent You may recall some time back of taking store-bought garlic and planting after separating the cloves.  The harvest of those has been nothing short of excellent.  Perhaps I could have planted a little earlier, but, on the whole, they worked out pretty well.  As you can see from the…

OBITUARIES 7-26-16

OBITUARIES  7-26-16   Larry Earl Wright Larry Earl Wright, 68, of Eagle Point, Oregon passed away July 14, 2016 in Medford, Oregon.  Funeral services were held July 22, 2016 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.   Sharon Starr Sharon Starr, 73, of Prospect, Oregon passed away July 16, 2016 at her home.  Arrangements by Conger-Morris…

North Jackson Hammers Grants Pass

North Jackson Hammers Grants Pass By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   After a nine game absence, the Royals pounded their way back into double digits offensively with a 15-4 seven-inning win against the Grants Pass Diggers Wednesday at The Yard. The offense exploded with a 10-run third inning in which the first 12 hitters…

AROUND THE HOUSE

Swiss Chard

AROUND THE HOUSE My Black Thumb By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Some years will find me spending hours in the yard and some years, well, not. This is a “not” year for me. My summer schedule includes my son’s wedding, my sister’s visit, grandkid visits, indoor projects and a million et ceteras. I almost…

Letters

To the Editor: We have clear differences in the coming election. On one hand, we have an anti-science party and Presidential ticket committed to hoaxes and conspiracy theories.  Climate science denier and birther in Chief Donald Trump rejected all available evidence while insisting President Obama was not born in the U.S.  He’s accompanied by fellow…

cucumber cooler

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent It hasn’t been very hot this summer, something of a change, and welcome, at that!  But despite the temperatures, produce is coming on the vines and it is now time to make use of all that’s been given us.  Prolific is the word often used when referring to zucchini,…

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EVENTS 7-26-16

EVENTS 7-26-16   EAGLE POINT   Wood House 3rd Annual Harvest Festival October 1, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 2, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by:  Early Day Gas & Tractor Association – Southern Oregon Branch 141 Antique tractors, antiques, farm displays, craft vendors, miscellaneous, food vendor. Meet the…

No Lives Matter?

“It’s coming to the point where no lives matter, whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or whatever.” These words were spoken by a sister of one of the officers killed in Baton Rouge just a week ago. There is a great deal of truth in what this lady says for it seems that the…

Do You Know? Pacific Bible College

Do You Know? Beverly McKechnie for the Independent   We have a Bible college in the Rogue Valley and it is the only Christ-centered institution of higher learning between Eugene, Oregon and Redding, California, serving Southern Oregon and Northern California. The purpose of Pacific Bible College, as stated in their literature and by their staff,…

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 071916

female Pemphredon aphid killer wasp 1 sm sd

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 071916 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   This week we meet another awesome mini garden helper, the Pemphredon Aphid Wasp. At just ¼” you might mistake these wee wasps for flies or gnats, so put down that fly swatter- you want these ladies around. Aphid wasps will rid your garden…