online edition July 26, 2016

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Herbs and Wild Edibles

ancient plum tree

Herbs and Wild Edibles “Plum Crazy” – July 2016 Issue Dennis Ellingson The branches are on the ground and have reached the breaking point! If our little plum tree could call for help this year, I think it would. I have responded by propping up the branches. This year in the Rogue Valley the plum…

Senator Whitsett Newsletter

My office published a June newsletter detailing the ongoing issues with national health care reform under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as ObamaCare. More developments have emerged since then, causing even more severe problems for rural Oregonians and consumers across the United States, as well as the Obama administration’s…

STATE ADVISING TRAVELERS ON ZIKA AHEAD OF OLYMPICS, PARALYMPICS

STATE ADVISING TRAVELERS ON ZIKA AHEAD OF OLYMPICS, PARALYMPICS   News Release from Oregon Health Authority Posted on FlashAlert: July 19th, 2016 1:43 PM July 19, 2016 *Most travelers should take precautions, but pregnant women should not go* The Oregon Health Authority is recommending those traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de…

South Medford Sweeps Royals

South Medford Sweeps Royals By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   For North Jackson, the pendulum is swinging the opposite direction. After a season best 11 game winning streak, the Royals have dropped both ends of consecutive doubleheaders, with South Medford turning the trick on Saturday at The Yard. South’s Jack Thompson shut down the…

SHERIFF 7-26-16

SHERIFF  7-26-16   7/15 Joshua Michael Kirkman, 20, Gladstone Ave, WC.  Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft 1 x 3, and failure to appear for theft 2, criminal mischief and reckless driving.  Does not meet lodging criteria to stay. Brett Devon Burns, 27, EP.  Trespassing 1.  Released due to overcrowding. Eric Lee Stockton, 34,…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 072116

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 072116 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   With both Mayor Tom Anderson and Councilor Jim Ulrich absent, the July 21 Shady Cove City Council Meeting didn’t cover any new topics or items needing a decision (though quorum was met). Staff reports advised that the most recent Music in the…

Royals, Ashland Split Two

baseball

Royals, Ashland Split Two By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   Despite outstanding starting pitching, North Jackson only gained a split against Ashland in Monday’s doubleheader at The Yard. The Pilots (19-8, 9-7 League) scored two runs in the first inning of game one, then were held scoreless on just five hits over the final…

Speedway racing results

Don Martin II Southern Oregon Speedway publicity@southernoregonspeedway.com Publicity Director/Sales (925)-458-3446 (message) Gill Steals The Show With IMCA Modified Win Two time defending champion Albert Gill dominated the IMCA Modified division by leading all 25 laps of the Main Event at Southern Oregon Speedway. Gill also won his heat race and the Trophy Dash.  Gill was…

POLICE 7-26-16

POLICE  7-26-16   7/11 Keith Duvall, EP.  Cited for driving uninsured and driving while suspended. Debra George, EP.  Cited for driving uninsured and driving while suspended. 7/13 Brittany Lynn Jones, 20, EP.  Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrants for failure to appear/ID theft x3 and theft 3 x 3.  Lodged JCJ. Scott Schuller, Trail. …

Plowed Ground

Garlic from the garden

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent You may recall some time back of taking store-bought garlic and planting after separating the cloves.  The harvest of those has been nothing short of excellent.  Perhaps I could have planted a little earlier, but, on the whole, they worked out pretty well.  As you can see from the…