Fire Marshall reports

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is reminding Oregonians to keep fire safety front and center when cooking and preparing holiday meals. “When friends and family gather at this festive time of year, don’t let it be marred by tragedy,” says Walker. “By following a few fire prevention tips,…

Sheriff Report

SHERIFF   11/9 Spencer Monte Todd Barnett, 26, Cedar St, SC.  Possession of a controlled substance/meth. Christopher Matthew Haley, 20, S. Shasta Ave, EP. Menacing, disorderly conduct, and trespassing 2.  Does not meet lodging criteria to stay. 11/10 Abigail Pearl Thorne, 18, Aberdeen Ln, EP.  Failure to appear for  trespassing 1, burglary 1, and theft…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 111617

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 111617 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   The November 16 Shady Cove City Council Meeting focused on one familiar topic, Flood Plain maps. However, for the first time in memory, the news was good. The proper topic was both a Public Hearing and first reading of an amendment to…

Lets do lunch

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Potato and kale soup   By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Here’s one you are going to love.  Remember, I said it is officially soup season now, and this one is a winner: Tuscan Potato, Kale and Sausage Soup.  And what is even better about this soup is that it is made in a slow…

Police report

POLICE   11/6 William Bryan Hicks, 45, EP.  Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear/driving while suspended.  Lodged JCJ. 11/7 Anthony Prince Jr, SC.  Cited for driving while suspended and warned for operation with non-standard lighting equipment. 11/8 Randall Nelson, Trail.  Cited for driving while suspended and warned for failure to…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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Talking with Frank and Maude Ditsworth – Part Three Dennis Ellingson We continue an interview conducted by Wallace Ohrt author of “The Rogue I Remember” He is talking with the couple most noted for their strawberry fields. These long time residents of our lost villages’ area add great insight and information to what we can…

Letters

Thank you so much for your kind words about Jim. I met him when I first moved up here, we were introduced because of our common So Cal law enforcement background. Like you, I wish I had gotten to know him better, but I did know him well enough to know that he was a…

Area Holiday Bazaars

Sams Valley  Community Church Bazaar December 1, 1 – 5 p.m. and December 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  10663 Meadows Rd, White City. Sams  Valley Community Church is hosting an Old-fashioned Country Christmas Bazaar.   Lunch will be served on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a Victorian dessert.  Shop for a variety…

All about Herbs and Wild Edibles

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All about Herbs and Wild Edibles Herbs, Indians, Pilgrims and Thanksgiving Dennis Ellingson Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and for a number of reasons. The food and often shared with family. For a number of years we provided Thanksgiving dinners for those less fortunate. However, my main reason for this being a favorite…

EVENTS 11-21-17

EVENTS 11-21-17   EAGLE POINT   Forever Flakes: make a snowflake for someone that needs cheering up.  Make a snowflake and attach to a string to be hung in Charla’s Family Barber shop.  Then invite someone who needs cheer to visit the shop and find the one with their name on it.  Snowflakes accepted through…

EP City Council report

Behind the Scenes Work in Eagle Point By Lynn Leissler For the Independent That much work is accomplished behind the scenes was evidenced at the November 14 Eagle Point City Council meeting. Jim Pex, project manager with Century West Engineering addressed the council, offering choices of tree location, lighting and sign options for the Linn…