Sam’s valley planning meeting

I am sorry this is short notice, I have had a full plate these past few days.  We will be having a neighbor meeting This Wednesday at the Sam’s Valley Community Church at 6:30 pm.  We will be discussing the plan of attack for the upcoming Public Hearing that will be held next month.  …

Dogs Star at Hillside Assembly

police at hillside

Dogs Star at Hillside Assembly By Lynn Leissler For the Independent After quickly settling and quieting in the Hillside Elementary gym for the first assembly following their winter break, students repeated the assembly guidelines: sit so others can see, listen so others can hear, and applaud politely. Before the canine program began, new students stood…

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 011515

Winter Cricket

Creepy Crawlies with Christy 011515 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   In recent weeks we’ve met some typical winter insects, this week we’ll meet a fellow who’s dodging the odds, the Field Cricket (Subfamily Gryllinae). Along with tree crickets, field crickets are the most often heard crickets as they chirp away trying to attract…


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Butte Falls Charter School Speech

Butte Falls Charter School Speech and Debate Coach, Marcia Stewart-Warren, announced that the team attended the Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational at Pacific University in Forest Grove on January 9-10, 2015. Twenty-five schools from across Oregon, as well as two schools from Washington State attended the meet, resulting in 81 entries in debate and 408 entries…

One person’s struggle with Celiac

Almond Flour buns baked in muffin top pan

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent I had the most wonderful lunch on Christmas day 2014. Not that anyone but me might get excited about a hamburger, but I did. It tasted wonderful and what is even more remarkable, I had no adverse reaction to it because of the celiac disease. Living with Celiac ….

A posthumous valentine memento

A gift for the author

By F. C. Blake For the Independent Throughout our 27-year marriage, TGB unfailingly presented me with precious surprises every Valentine’s Day. I think the gift-manufacturers and the media strongly helped with that. Jewelers, department stores, confectioners, newspapers, catalogs, and flyers all hammered away at reminders—“Don’t forget your sweetheart on February 14.”  

Butte Falls EMS Support team

By Gaynell Krambeal A faction of local residents has recently formed a new group called the Butte Falls Emergency Medical Services Support Team (BFEST). Members are Carrie Driskell, Shelly Conopa, Larry Wetjen, Debbie Busch, Sunny Bryant, Gaynell Krambeal, and Carol McGrath.

Shady Cove city council agenda for January 22

Call to Order Roll call Pledge of Allegiance Announcements by Presiding Officer This meeting is being digitally recorded. The City Council will have a study session January 29 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chamber. The next regular meeting of the City Council will be on February 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the City…

EPID Annual meeting January 20

Eagle Point Irrigation District  will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, January 20th, at 5 pm. The meeting is at the EPID Office, 2429 Brophy Rd., Eagle Point.

Monday Holiday

We had a number of subscribers last week, (the January 13 issue) that received a late paper.  Our sincere apologies, it is something that is out of our control.  the paper is sent to the printer the week before the issue hits the news stands.  The subscription papers are mailed by the printer and go…