OOTFA Celebrating 50th Anniversary.

OOTFA Celebrating 50th Anniversary. By F. C. Blake For the Independent Ron Bolstad, Publicity Chair of Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association District 4, recently made the interesting observation. Oregon’s State Chapter of this nation-wide organization will now be celebrating fifty years in existence.

Jog your memory classes in Medford

Jog your memory classes in Medford. 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…

EVENTS 9/30/14

              EVENTS 9/30/14   Eagle Point   2014 KDRV “Coats for Kids” Campaign Kicks Off This year’s Upper Rogue “Coats for Kids” project kicks off on September 29th, and will run through October 24th. The coat collection drive is an annual event, officially sponsored by KDRV – Channel 12,…

Airport contest entry deadline Oct. 1

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Airport contest entry deadline Oct. 1 By F. C. Blake For the Independent. On September 25, 2014, RV Medford Airport Director, Bern Case, called a special press conference for 1:30 p.m. From a podium near the terminal’s ticket counters, Case unveiled a cylindrical symbol defining his newest marketing strategy. The bright yellow pole with transparent…

Three old fellas reach the top of the mountain

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Bob Russell, Carney Pope and Alan Curriston dared to dream big and climb the mountain on a sunny day.  judging from the sky in the background, they picked a day without smoke.

Community Clean up day

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On September 13, 2014 close to 300 volunteers participated in Eagle Point’s 3rd Annual Community Day of Service. The effort brought volunteer and community groups from Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Central Point, Medford, Jacksonville, White City, and even a last minute volunteer from California to clear blackberries and improve walking and hiking paths in Eagle…

Classidified ads

Classified   9/23/14 COMPUTERS BestWay Computers Serving the Valley over 10 yrs. Selling New Custom Built Computers- Starting at $525.00 w/ 3year warranty. Used computers at $75 w/warranty. We specialize in repairs, upgrades & virus removal. $79.95 Factory restore or clean install specials. Backing up files & reinstalling files includes shop rate $35Hr & $20 diagnostics…

EP Chamber honors members

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In a night of celebration, the Eagle Point, Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce honored members for their hard work and dedication.    Bunny Lincoln, a face common to most folks within the city, was honored as “volunteer of the Year” for all her hard work done on behalf several organizations within the city. Lincoln, well…

Notice of Cancelled Planning Commission Meeting

Notice of Cancelled Planning Commission Meeting The September 25, 2014 City of Shady Cove Planning Commission Meeting is cancelled

League of Oregon Cities workshop

The League of Oregon Cities has had 22 workshops with city leaders around the state, hoping to solidify their legislative program for the foreseeable future. Craig Honeyman, Legislative Director for the League has facilitated these meetings. Honeyman explained that they had polled member cities and grouped issues according to priority. The local meetings were for…

Community events

EVENTS 9/16/14   Eagle Point   Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a presentation on: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s affects people in varying ways and ripples out to impact the lives of those who interact with them. Understanding what is happening to a person with Alzheimer’s is key to interacting effectively and…