With Immigration, Less is More

With Immigration, Less is More By Tim Hannigan   “America is a nation of immigrants.”   Politicians and pundits in both parties repeat that truism in lieu of opening a serious discussion about America’s immigration policy. With legal immigration approaching historic highs and evidence mounting that current immigration levels harm American workers and burden taxpayers,…

Senator Whitsett Newsletter

Oregon’s 2016 primary election is scheduled to take place on May 17. Voters should be receiving ballots in their mailboxes next week.    

AROUND THE HOUSE

white wine solution to stains

AROUND THE HOUSE Weird Household Hints By Lynn Leissler For the Independent As my friend enjoyed a gourmet meal aboard a cruise ship, someone bumped her arm, and red wine sloshed on her white blouse. The table server told her hang on, then dashed off, returning with a bottle of white wine and a glass….

SHERIFF 5-3-16

SHERIFF  5-3-16   4/22 Eric Nicolas Gregory, 29, Falcon St, WC.  Furnishing liquor to a minor.  Process only Javier Zamarripa, 24, E. Antelope Rd, EP.  Parole violations for possession of a controlled substance/heroin, theft 2, and possession of a controlled substance/felony schedule 2.  Community Justice Work Center. Ryan Lee Turk, 34, Dodge Rd, EP.  Theft…

RCC Talks About Bond Measure at EP Council

RCC Talks About Bond Measure at EP Council By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Eagle Point’s Pat Ashley, a Rogue Community College Board member, and Liz Crossman of the RCC Foundation Board, addressed the April 26 city council meeting.

Police report

POLICE  5-3-16   4/11 Coca Fenn, 67, EP.  Cited for operating an unlicensed adult foster home.  Referred to Jackson County Circuit court. 4/13 Thomas Jeffrey Rardin, EP.  Cited for dog which is a nuisance. 4/18 Blain Black, EP.  Cited for no valid operator’s license and failure to display plates. 4/19 Douglas Russell, BF.  Cited for…

Plowed Ground

Blackberry cane showing sprout from one of the nodes on the branch

Plowed Ground By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent A couple of weeks ago, a friend gave me a start of the thornless blackberries to plant in my garden.  Black berries are one of my favorite fruits; the only problem is that they leave you looking like you have been in a fight with a sack…

Obituaries

James Delbert Setzer   James Delbert Setzer passed away on January 16, 2016 at age 76 in Butte Falls, Oregon. He was born to Lester and Grace Setzer on January 24, 1939 in Gilman, Colorado.  They moved to Prospect, Oregon in 1945 living in Skeeter’s Camp until he graduated Prospect High School in 1956.  He…

Letters to the Editor

As a voter I support David Arrasmith for Assessor.   Arrasmith is committed to fair and accurate appraisals.  This commitment includes not only residential and commercial real estate but also business personal property.  The assessor must assure that the tax laws are enforced properly as related to business equipment valuation. Arrasmith stresses the point that business…

huge biscuit with golden gravy

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent One of the foods I miss the most since changing my diet is a heaping plate of Biscuits and gravy.  While not the most ideal food for a diet plan, they really satisfy and it is difficult to resist when someone across the table is enjoying America’s favorite breakfast. …

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Skunk Odor-what to do

We have lived amicably with a nearby family of skunks for many years other than the many divots dug from our lawn — and a handful of other notable incidents. After the first, in which our dog got up close and personal and received a face-full of skunk spray for his efforts to be friendly,…