Butte Falls Speech and Debate Team

The Butte Falls Speech and Debate Team,

JaCo Farm Bureau Annual meeting

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By Ralph McKechnie Jackson County Farm Bureau members held their annual meeting at the Black Bear restaurant in Medford on October 21. President Ron Bjork briefly recapped events and memorable moments of the Farm Bureau since their last annual meeting in 2013. Always an item of business during annual meetings is the election of officers…

Halloween—Time for Guising and Souling

Halloween—Time for Guising and Souling By Lynn Leissler For the Independent For weeks, a popular question with children has been, “What are you going to be for Halloween?” Most of them have it figured out far ahead of time and the pressure’s on as they beg Mom for a trip to the costume store or…


EVENTS 10/28/14   Eagle Point   Trail Christian Fellowship – is offering a FREE Hallelujah Hoedown Celebration, October 31 from 5:30-8:30pm. This FREE event is for children, ages- 0-5th grade, and their families. We encourage fun costumes (no scary or bloody costumes please). Carnival games, dunk tank, jump house and Trunk-or-Treat in the parking lot….

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BF candidate forum

BF candidate forum What is it going to take to improve our community? This and other similar questions were asked of the three candidates running for mayor of Butte Falls.  

The Butte Falls Speech and Debate team

The Butte Falls Speech and Debate team, coached by Marcia Stewart-Warren, Jan Pizzo and Lynn Pizzo attended their first tournament of the season-

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  By Christy Pitto For The Independent   Despite running unopposed, candidates for Shady Cove City offices held a Candidates Forum on Monday October 14. This gave the two Council candidates; Tom Sanderson and John Burgess and Mayoral candidate Tom Anderson a chance to let folks know their main goals for 2015 and to answer…

Prospect students tour Hydro facility

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By Renee Brieholz For the Independent   The Environmental Science class from Prospect High School visited several local areas to investigate watershed impacts and water quality. Prior to doing the field work students researched different aspects of the Rogue River watershed and what factors might influence the water quality within a watershed.  The class visited the North Fork Power Plant…

Jog your memory classes in Medford.

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By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Certified Geriatric Wellness Instructor, Libby Watts travels from Grants pass to teach seven of her self-produced courses per week. “Jog Your Memory,” draws on Watts’ psychology background to help her adult students sharpen their skills at recollection. Sponsored by Care Source, she emphasizes that her training is not…

Record-setting hiker at E.P. Library


Record-setting hiker at E.P. Library By F. C. Blake For the Independent At age 21, North Carolina resident, Jennifer Pharr Davis had determined she would someday beat the record.