Online edition November 29 2016

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The Watercolor Society of Oregon

The Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) 50th Fall Transparent Media Traveling Show will be hosted by and on exhibit at the Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland. The exhibition opens on Thursday, December 1st and continues through December 30th. The Gallery is located at 247 East Main Street  Ashland, Oregon 97520 and paintings are on display Tuesday …

Fire Marshall warning

With holiday feasts, State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is reminding Oregonians to keep fire safety front and center when cooking and preparing holiday meals. “When friends and family gather at this festive time of year, don’t let it be marred by tragedy,” says Walker. “By following a few fire prevention tips, you can keep yourself…

The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge

The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge   Jacksonville, Oregon (November 21, 2016) — The Eagle Point Friends of the Library will host a special production for children on Thursday, December 1, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Ashpole Center, adjacent to the Eagle Point Branch Library, 239 West Main Street. The Portland-based Traveling Lantern Theatre Company…

SHERIFF 11-29-16

SHERIFF 11-29-16   11/14 Robert Daniel Hatley, 34, Gladstone Ave, WC.  Out of county warrants for failure to appear/ contempt x 3. 11/17 Anthony Michael Davidson, 43, Antioch Rd, WC.  Assault 4, harassment, and disorderly conduct.  Released on own recognizance. Rene Joy Fenton, 36, Rogue River Hwy, GH.  Possession of a controlled substance/meth.  Released on…

Windows in Time lecture series

“Rogue River Indian Wars” will be the featured topic in the Windows in Time lecture series presented by Kevin Keating from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, December 14, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard.   In Southern Oregon history,…

EP city council meeting

Robert Miller Recognized By Lynn Leissler For the Independent On November 8, 2016, Election Night, after perhaps the shortest meeting in Eagle Point City Council history, folks dashed home to watch the results unfold on television. The November 22 meeting, however, returned to business as usual. Suzi Collins noted that the Senior Center will be…

Obituaries

Melonie Smeltz, 60, passed away at her home in Butte Falls on November 18, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Melonie was born in Medford, Oregon on July 13, 1956.  She grew up in Butte Falls and spent most of her life there.  Melonie was a long time employee of the U.S. Forest Service…

Letters

Letter to the editor In December 2009 Donald Trump signed a full page letter in the New York Times urging governments to take strong action to address climate change. More recently one of his businesses applied to the Irish government to build a seawall to protect his golf course from “global warming and its effects”.In line…

Let’s do Lunch

mac-and-cheese

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent I’m sure that most readers are not going to be jumping up and dancing in the aisles over this week’s dish, but for some like us, it represents a breakthrough.  Breakthrough because the cheese of the Mac and cheese is something that we’ve had to avoid for a long…

Jackson County Livestock Judging Makes a Mark

Jackson County Livestock Judging Makes a Mark   In the first outing of the newly formed county-wide 4H Livestock Evaluation Team, local students received top honors.  Nine members recently traveled to Chico State University to evaluate and rank twelve classes of cattle and give four sets of oral reasons defending their placing.  Participants were Jonwyn…