Free backpacks WCE

Rogue Community Health (RCH) is hosting a Back-toSchool Health Fair, Thursday, September 1, 2016,  in the gym at White City Middle School, 550 Wilson Way, White City.  RCH will provide FREE backpacks filled with school supplies to first 100 school-age children at this free, family event.  Visit our Facebook page for updates and information.    This…

Traci Hinkson new EP FFA advisor

Traci Dulaney Hinkson

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Traci Delaney Hinkson has been selected to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Keith Frost as FFA advisor at Eagle point High School. Hinkson, who graduated from Eagle Point High School in 1995 (As Traci Dulaney) hopes to enhance programs already in place at the school.  Hinkson…

TOPS new officers

Susan Smith, Marjorie DeLap, JoAnn Thompson and Tony Johnson

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OR 0545 Eagle Point held installation of officers recently.  “Welcoming your Crew” was the theme for the event, Kay Tooker Presided. Each new officer was presented a prop such as an anchor, a Buy, a Ship’s Wheel, Etc.  They represented specific duties as each will have the responsibility of guiding…

SHERIFF 8-30-16

SHERIFF  8-30-16   8/20 Joshua Scott Ales, 36, Laurel St, EP.  Theft 2.  Does not meet lodging criteria to stay. Scott Keoni Desilva, 35, Modoc Rd, WC.  Parole violation for possession of a controlled substance/meth. 8/21 Matthew Scott Lamer, 28, N. De Anjou Ave, EP.  Assault 4, harassment, strangulation, and coercion.  Does not meet lodging…

POLICE 8-30-16

POLICE  8-30-16   8/12 Russel Grelinger, EP.  Driving uninsured and driving while suspended. 8/14 Sofia Quintero, 20, EP.  Arrested and cited for assault 4 and harassment.

Emergency Response Training

Emergency Response Training   The Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) of Central Point and Jacksonville join forces to offer a free course for the public in disaster emergency response. August 23, 2016; Central Point, Oregon – Approximately 800 people were saved by bystanders in the September 1985 Mexico City 8.1 earthquake, but an estimated 100…

Eagle Point Council meeting

Eagle Point Gains Recognition, Negotiates Changes By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Some folks in Oregon might not know where Eagle Point is, but middle schooler Emma Stanek helped change that. A while back she won the city’s If I Were Mayor award essay contest, then went on to place second in the state. This…

Mop-Up Continues on Cleveland Ridge Fire

Mop-Up Continues on Cleveland Ridge Fire   Night shift firefighters made good progress toward the goal of completely extinguishing all hot spots 100 feet inside of the fire line around the Cleveland Ridge Fire. Today, more than 260 day shift firefighters continue the task of mopping up smoldering stumps and other vegetation burned by the…

Cleveland Ridge Fire Burns 250 Acres Northwest of Shady Cove

Cleveland Ridge Fire Burns 250 Acres Northwest of Shady Cove   Fire crews worked through the night building fire line on the Cleveland Ridge Fire, located approximately 5 miles north/northwest of Shady Cove. The fire is approximately 250 acres and 70 percent lined as of this morning.   The fire was reported at 4:01 p.m….

Betty Jo DeVore

TOPS OR 0545 honored Margo O’Neal as Chapter Queen for reaching KOPS (Keep off Pounds Status) in 2015.  She received a Division Winner Certificate and KOPS pin.   Best Tops award was presented to Betty Jo DeVore for the best weight loss in 2015.  She earned a Division Certificate and Charm from the Eagle Point…

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Sheriff report

SHERIFF  8-23-16   8/11 Caitlin Whitley Ralls, 21, Hwy 62, SC.  DUII/alcohol and reckless driving. Michael Vance Milligan, 26, Cherry Wood, EP.  Out of county warrants for sex offender an possession of a controlled substance/meth.  Failure to appear for contempt of a no-contact order x 2, assault 4, harassment, strangulation, and interference with a report,…