Tribute to Senator Alan Bates

AARP Oregon is recognizing former Senator Alan Bates Thursday as a champion for older adults during his legislative service. “Tribute to Champions” awards will be presented to the families of Sen. Alan Bates and Rep. Vic Gilliam in honor of their long history of fighting for older Oregonians Thursday as well. Senator Alan “Doc” Bates…

Around the house

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Too! Much! Stuff! By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Too much stuff. Such are the sentiments of most of my friends, my sister. We endeavor to downsize, to get organized, to keep only the precious and essential. We read articles and books on how to accomplish the feat. We pass along hints to friends and…

Sheriff report

SHERIFF   1/4 Sonny Lynn Trevino, 37, Timberline Rd, WC.  Menacing.  Home detention. Carole Anna Jackson, 28, Division Rd, WC.  Littering.  Released on own recognizance. Manuel Hector Sanchez, 26, WC transient.  Attempt to elude/vehicle, resisting arrest, and interference with a peace officer.     Hold and return to OCD. Jesse Lee Jeska, 36m, Hudspeth Ln, SC.  Parole…

EPSD report

  By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Valerie Shehorn accepted the role of principal at Table Rock Elementary this year, and has worked hard to bring about positive changes. She kept telling herself, “I got this,” and soon the motto spread to other staff, then became the school’s motto, “We got this.” Many students struggle,…

Let’s do lunch

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent If you have been following our recipes, I hope that by now you are feeling better and enjoying the variety of different foods available for the health conscious among us.  This is another slow cooker recipe and is definitely a “keeper.” Ready?  Here we go.  

EPFFA report

Paige Pesterfield Eagle Point FFA Reporter Eagle Point FFA held their Chapter Sophomore Public Speaking competition on January 8th, 2018 at 6pm. The three competitors were Tyler Gifford, Abigail Rademacher, and Paige Pesterfield. Tyler Gifford placed first, Abigail Rademacher earned second, and Paige Pesterfield was third. Tyler and Abigail will be moving on to the…

Pacific Power is at work replacing 590,000 electric meters

Pacific Power is at work replacing 590,000 traditional electric meters at Oregon homes and businesses with new digital smart meters. The installations will roll out region by region throughout 2018 and into the fall of 2019. These new meters will provide customers — including those in many of Oregon’s rural communities — with the timely…

Obituaries

Leo, 82, passed away peacefully, December 27, 2017 at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, Oregon, with his family at his side. He was born in Murdo, South Dakota to Lewis Theodore and Frances Mary (Jahnel) Rademacher. He grew up in Hot Springs, S.D., then moved to Boulder, Colo. around 1950-51 where he went to…

Eagle Point Basketball

Great Scott! Levi, Zakk Shoot Eagles Past North Eugene   By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   Mired in an eight-game losing streak  

WWII mortar round found near Gold HIll

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GOLD HILL, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are warning people to be wary of old military souvenirs tucked away in storage. On Thursday, January 4, 2018, a Gold Hill woman reported finding a World War II-style mortar shell in a shed on her property in the 400-block of Chavner Street. It had been…

Community Events

EVENTS 1-16-18   Free Reversing Diabetes Seminar Sundays, January 28 – February 18, 1 – 3 p.m. at the North Valley SDA Church, 101 Acorn St, Merlin, OR 97532.  For more information, call 541-471-0153.   EAGLE POINT   Veterans Benefits Concerning Aid & Attendance for Assisted Living First Thursday of every month, 1:30 – 4:30…