Senator Whitsett Newsletter

The presidential campaign season will kick off in earnest this fall. Voters can expect to be bombarded with all kinds of rhetoric regarding the alleged economic recovery that has taken place since the start of the Great Recession in the summer of 2008. That rhetoric is not matched by reality, especially not here in Oregon….

Straw poll at the fair

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent As you well know, we have already become inundated with campaign rhetoric and you may already have become sick of it. But you also know that you have a good deal more to endure before the 2016 election process is over.   Here is something interesting taken from the Republican…

St Vincent de Paul School Supply Give Away

UTILES PARA LA ESCUELA GRATUITOS Comenzando Lunes Agosto 10, 2015 hasta Jueves Agosto 13, 2015   De Lunes a Jueves 3:00 PM – 7:00 pm   Gratuitos, para familias de bajos recursos utiles para la escuela para los grados K-12 Padres de familia, necesitan traer su identificacion asi como la identificacion de los ninos que…

SHERIFF 8/4/15

SHERIFF 8/4/15 7/27 John Joseph Galaviz, 29, Eagle View Dr, EP. Arrested for assault 2, assault 4, unlawful use of a weapon, endanger 2. 7/29 Kevan Scott Skeels, 24, Wren Ridge Dr, EP. Arrested for out of county warrants for assault 2, attempting to elude/vehiclex2, attempting to elude/foot, endangerment x 3 and criminal mischief. Jack…

Shady Cove Planning Commission Meeting 072415

Shady Cove Planning Commission Meeting 072415 By Christy Pitto For The Independent     “Maybe we need to fall on the common-sense side of protecting these species, but continue harvesting wood products we all use and enjoy. We’ve got to be able to do both — protect water quality and species, as well as harvest…

POLICE 8/4/15

POLICE 8/4/15 7/20 Robert Carl Baker, 27, Trail. Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant, failure to appear/ DUII and Medford Municipal Court warrant, failure to appear/ reckless endangerment. Lodged JCJ. 7/21 Jennifer Alanz, EP. Cited for disorderly conduct II. Nellie Davis, 47, EP. Cited and arrested for disorderly conduct II. 7/22 Zachery Vincent Ward,…

Fire District 3 Report and Utility Late Fees

Fire District 3 Report and Utility Late Fees By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Fire District 3 recently changed its reporting to every six months rather than quarterly. Deputy Chief of Operations Mike Hussy summarized the semi-annual update at Eagle Point’s July 28 City Council meeting

To the editor: It first became public April 6, 2015. School District 9 violated the U. S. and Oregon constitutions civil rights laws during the May 2012 employee strike. Dole, Grisson and Olson followed Rickert’s recommendation May 2, 2012 t vote for the resolutions leading to the civil rights lawsuit. They also voted to give…

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Let’s do lunch

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Last week we looked at a really neat way to use up that zucchini and at the same time eat a healthy meal. But that Zucchini fritter is somewhat bland without some spice to brighten things up a bit. Well, here is the other half of the recipe and…

Jackson county vector control Warning

  Jackson county vector control West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected July 21st northeast of Central Point, Oregon. “Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Corvallis confirmed the positive mosquito pool,” said Jim Lunders, Manager and Biologist of the Jackson County Vector Control District. Lunders explained that the Jackson County Vector Control…

Hope Ranch ministry

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By Suzie Kuhl For the Independent   On any given day at Hope Ranch, you will find a flurry of activity ranging from tractors hauling hay to horses, volunteers running hoses to water troughs, or young riders braving the renowned bucking barrel. Hope Ranch is an outreach ministry of Redrock Cowboy Church located in the…