Whitsett newsletter

One reason Democrats continue to politically dominate Oregon is the strength of organizations such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). That public employees’ union represents local, state and federal employees throughout the country. It has been one of the most powerful political entities in this state for the past few decades.

More West Nile in Jackson County

  Two new mosquito pools tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv) in north Medford, Oregon and north east of Central Point, Oregon on August 19, 2015. “Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Corvallis confirmed the positive mosquito pools,” said Jim Lunders, Manager and Biologist of the Jackson County Vector Control District. Lunders explained…

Hikers Begin 232-mile Protest Against LNG Pipeline

Southern Oregon Hikers Begin 232-mile Protest Against LNG Pipeline On Saturday, August 22nd, a crew of hikers began a 232-mile trek across Southern Oregon to raise awareness about the impacts of the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove Export Terminal. For the next five weeks, hikers will follow the flagged pipeline route as…

My free smoke alarms installed

smoke alarm installed

My free smoke alarms installed By F. C. Blake For the Independent How often news accounts of house fires’ disastrous tolls on human lives, contain phrases like, “The smoke detector in the home lacked functional batteries.”        

SHERIFF 9-1-15

SHERIFF 9-1-15 8/21 Bobby Joe Plumlee, 47, Falcon St, WC. Theft 3, possession control substance/meth, burglary 1, theft 1, criminal mischief 2, felony possession weapon. Curtis Bradley Stevenson, 37, Laura Lane, WC. Assault 4 x 2, harassment x 2, possession control substance/ heroin. RISK – doesn’t meet the lodging criteria. Leonard Clarence Pullen, 42, Antioch…

Youngsters tour E.P. FD3 station

youngsters gather round fire fighter

Youngsters tour E.P. FD3 station By F. C. Blake For the Independent On August 21, 2015, 17 children, ages 3 to 9, toured E.P. District 3 Fire Station on Loto Rd. Escorted by pre-school teachers, Kelly Mitchel, Miranda Keyser, and Jackie Fulton, the youngsters arrived from Learning Ladder Day Care Center on South Shasta Ave….

POLICE 9-1-15

POLICE 9-1-15   8/17 Aron Halle, WC. Cited for failure to perform duties-property damage. Driving uninsured. Patrick McShan, EP. Cited for driving uninsured, driving while suspended. 8/19 Alonso Carlos Rodriguez, 19, EP. Arrested for theft 3, criminal trespass 1 and Medford Municipal Court Warrant (fail to appear/interfere). Lodged JCJ. 8/20 Paul Jason Brewer, 36, EP….

AROUND THE HOUSE

AROUND THE HOUSE Old Friends By Lynn Leissler For the Independent “There’s no friends like the old friends,” wrote James Joyce. True. But then, there are no friends like the newer ones, either. They’re on their way to becoming old friends. All have value, and I wouldn’t trade a one. Still, there’s the treasure of…

Let’s do lunch

I have been harping about the benefits of eating cucumbers, and again this week, we’re going to look at some of the reasons for using this prolific vegetable. Cucumbers have never been a favorite of mine, until this summer, that is. Many folks like the taste of cucumber, but it’s not been one of my…

Hot Dog Heaven

Steven Cleveland at Hot Dog Heaven

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The American hot dog must be the favorite cuisine in the country. And as the old jingle says, “baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and . . .” Well, there is a little bit of that favorite cuisine right in the heart of Shady Cove. Hot Dog Heaven has been…

2015 Football Season Preview

2015 Football Season Preview   By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   If there’s a certainty for this season, it’s that it couldn’t possibly get any worse for the Eagles football program. Last year’s 0-9 team rarely provided much competition for opponents. The silver lining to 2014 was that many underclassmen received valuable playing time,…