Southern Oregon Miniaturists

By F. C. Blake For the Independent. What makes anyone pursue a hobby? Enjoyment derived from plying a special skill? Fondness of the art form? Satisfaction in assembling, producing and accomplishing unique collections? The sheer glee that the hobby brings to the “child in all of us?” The bonds of friendship that form through meeting…

AROUND THE HOUSE

By Lynn Leissler For the Independent To-do lists figure big in my life. Some focus on the day’s activities, others target the week or the month. But one list features Big Projects I want to accomplish before I leave this earth. The list is long—books to read, books to write, quilts to create, sorting and…

Whitsett weighs in on GMO

By Doug Whitsett Oregon State Senator A great deal of media talk is concentrated on genetically modified plant and animal food products. The public is subjected to virtually daily alarmist claims that allege dangerous issues regarding GMO food safety, decreased nutritional value and claims of harm to organically grown crops. According to Gregory Conko, Executive…

USDA Disaster assistance programs

USDA disaster Assistance Programs U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  “President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to begin enrollment for…

Eagle Point Softball report

By Frank Marksman Eagle Point softball The Eagle Point High School softball team won one of three games last week, dropping a double header at Roseburg on Thursday, the 10th, and out scoring North Valley at home Friday, the 11th

Mr. Z’s Opus

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        Mr. Z’s Opus By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent They came from all over the country, and as far away as New York state, to honor someone who has made a dramatic difference in their lives  

Poetry Slam at EPHS

By Lynn Leissler For the Independent For the past seven years, EPHS has hosted a poetry slam headed by Jay Schroder. The event required some mandatory English student participation and took place during the school day. Schroder, however, no longer teaches at the high school and the administration moved the event to after school.

Candidate forum April 29

Candidate forum The Eagle Point Chamber and the Upper Rogue Independent are jointly sponsoring the Candidate forum to be held at the Ashpole Center on the evening of April 28.  With the time constraint of just two hours, it would be difficult to include all the races and all candidates for elected office.  Not just…

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Help needed Lake Creek Store

  HELP WANTED Lake Creek General Store – We are seeking, reliable mature applicants.  Must have cash handling and food service experience. Part time and full time available immediately.  Must be available  weekends. Apply in person.  Best time- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Sat. Starts at $10.00 after 90 days will go to $11.00.1562 S. Fork…

Creepy Crawlies With Christy

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  By Christy Pitto For The Independent Why did Pond Turtle cross the road? When spring and early summer arrive, be very careful not to hit a Pond Turtle on the highway! Turtles hit the land this time of year for four key reasons: 1. Seasonal movements between different wetland habitats. 2. Heading back to…