Doug Whitsett on the Affordable Health Care Plan

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was debated throughout much of 2009 and eventually enacted on a party line vote of Congress. The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. During the national debate leading up to that vote, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi infamously stated: “But…

What about Color Blindness?

What about Color Blindness? First of all, what we refer to as color blindness does not imply actual blindness but rather difficulty in distinguishing certain colors. By far the most common form is red – green color blindness in which there is difficulty distinguishing small differences in the red, orange, yellow and green hues. Inherited…

The community Health Center is set to provide sports physicals

The community Health Center is set to provide sports physicals for Upper Rogue school athletes for the 2014-15 sports season. These student physicals are targeted specifically for school sports programs and are not meant as substitutions for well-child check up. “Sports physicals are required and back-to-school physicals are recommended for evaluation of growth and development,”…

Roy Marlia 1924-2014

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Roy Marlia was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 10, 1924 to Attilio and Nettie Marlia. It was his intent, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, to serve God as a Trappist Monk. However, when he met his beloved Betty Ann, the two set off together to spread God’s love…

Pain clinic at Cpmplete Chiropractic Care

Pain clinic By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent A year or two back, I had the privilege of interviewing two of the doctors shortly after their arrival at Complete Care Chiropractic in Eagle Point. During the interview, the doctors talked about inflammation. It was a concept foreign to me, but obviously made sense to them.

Obituary

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Barbara L. Fry Barbara L. Fry, formerly of Trail, OR, passed away July 13, 2014 with both of her daughters by her side at Pamela’s home in Weiser, Idaho. Barbara was born December 20, 1930 in Medford, OR to Otto and Hannah Frey. She spent her years growing up in Beagle Lake Creek, Crowfoot, Butte…

A film worth seeing.

A film worth seeing. By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Even though I’ve been fortunate enough to see it, I’ve already ordered a DVD version from Evangel. This, I believe, is a movie well-worth having for many viewings. Titled A Long Way Off, it’s a modern-day version of (the New Testament Parable),“The Prodigal Son.”…

Meet the twins.

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Meet the twins. By F. C. Blake Of the Independent Clearly my own fault. I wanted a new pet, but strictly on my own terms. Having owned dogs for years, I found them irresistibly precious and lovable at first, but a problem during winter chills and snowfalls. Didn’t look forward to having to walk them…

2014 Jackson County Fair

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Considering the performance of the past couple of years or so, this Year’s Jackson County Fair was nothing short of amazing. There was a light crowd in all but the animal exhibits during the first two days of the fair, but considering the temperatures were in the neighborhood of 105 degrees, it wasn’t really that…

Hillside Elem. Students enjoy puppet show.

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Hillside Elem. Students enjoy puppet show. By F. C. Blake For the Independent. On July 24, the last day of Summer School for Hillside Elementary Students, they received a special recognition. Usually students might make field trips to shows or events held at places such as Libraries. This time their local Library brought the program…

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Historian, Barbara Hegne, formerly of Eagle Point, has written another historical book, this one about her own family. Titled “Saga of the Mask Plantation, North Carolina, Slaves Journey to Oregon,” is about the struggles and eventual settling of the family in the Eagle Point Area.

http://www.urindependent.com/2014/07/177924/