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-

Shady Cove City Candidates Forum 101414

  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

prospect students touring pacificorp facility

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.

jog your memory

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

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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.      

EVENTS 10/21/14

  Eagle Point   Wood House Halloween – October 25-26, 5-10 p. m. both days. The Historic Wood House at 12988 Hwy 62 in Eagle Point. Free homemade cookies, baked on the wood stove and free candy for the kiddies. Admission is free. Rumor has it that the Wood House is haunted. Come see an…

Classified 10/21/14

Classified   10/21/14 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…

Rainey’s 2014 Oktoberfest

octoberfest

Rainey’s 2014 Oktoberfest By F. C. Blake For the Independent Although the weather-guessers had predicted showers, October 11 provided the ideal day for an Among the many additional eye-catching booths, one display seems tailored for a unique market. An inventor from Grants Pass brought a clever $10-gadget he named “the can tote.” It’s designed to…

Upper Rogue Community Center Youth Group CSI Academy 100914

Upper Rogue Community Center Youth Group CSI Academy 100914 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   Criminals beware! There’s a new elite, if tiny, group of criminologists manning the streets of Shady Cove. Well, manning the Upper Rogue Community Center anyway. This month the center’s Youth Group is participating in a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)…

Sheriff’s Office Offers Education Classes

  Sheriff’s Office Offers Education Classes The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the return of its informational series for the public. One night each month the Sheriff’s Office will host an educational class dealing with law enforcement issues surrounding our county. The series will start again during the month of October with…

the Great Oregon Shakeout

Register now for the Great Oregon Shakeout, the largest earthquake drill in history and join thousands of Oregonians in making earthquake safety a priority. The ShakeOut is scheduled for Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m, when residents around the state will “drop, cover, and hold on” for one minute.