if you can't stand the heat

If You Can’t Stand the Heat By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent A friend of mine collects cookbooks. His wife thinks he’s strange because he prefers those over the adult reading that some others prefer. He explains: “I just like cookbooks.”

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FIRE SEASON ENDS ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

FIRE SEASON ENDS ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS Fire season ends today on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in southwest Oregon. Rainfall of at least one-half inch was recorded in many parts of the district, which includes state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties. Fire season started June 2…

Parks and Christmas Decorations in Eagle Point

Parks and Christmas Decorations in Eagle Point By Lynn Leissler For the Independent With the Christmas holidays coming quicker than most people like to think,

BUCKLEY B TRAYNHAM RANKED NINTH IN ANGUS REGISTRATIONS FOR OREGON DURING 2014

BUCKLEY B TRAYNHAM RANKED   NINTH IN ANGUS REGISTRATIONS   FOR OREGON DURING 2014   Buckley B Traynham, Eagle Point, ranked as ninth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Oregon with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2014, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer. Angus…

Butte Falls Charter School receives Charter Grant

Butte Falls Charter School receives Charter Grant Butte Falls students will soon see some major changes in their classrooms. Butte Falls Charter School recently received a $397,722 grant from the U. S. Department of Education to focus on personalized, place based education, environmental awareness and natural resources for grades k-12. The grant will be allotted…

Oregon scam on power bills

Oregon scam on power bills Pacific Power is warning the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in Southern        Oregon where imposters posing as customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information. The fraud is being attempted nationwide, but in recent days it has seen an upsurge in Southern…

Gold Hill museum haunted house

The non-profit Gold Hill Historical Society  annual fundraiser, the Halloween Haunted House & Graveyard. October 24, 25, 26, 31, and November 1. Times are 7-10 pm on Friday and Saturdays, 6-9 pm on Sunday. Held at the Gold Hill Museum, 504 First Avenue [cross of Estremado Street], Gold Hill, OR. Adult admission is $5, ages…

Butte Falls “meet the candidate” date changed

The” meet the candidate” night at Butte Falls has been rescheduled to October 23 beginning at 7 p. m. at the community hall.

Wildlife colissions

Within the last few days there have been several wildlife-involved traffic collisions on Oregon highways, serving as another reminder for travelers to be on extra alert for wildlife and other animal s on the road. On October 9, 2014 at approximately 5:45 a.m., a Dodge Ram pickup driven by ERIC MEYERHOFER, age 44, from Payette,…

Who says Old Time Fiddlers are old?

fiddlers

Who says Old Time Fiddlers are old? By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Not all have reached their golden years, and neither do all of them play fiddles. What’s old about them is the lovely, vintage music they play. They adhere to their mission—enjoy and promote tunes composed at least fifty years ago. At…

Weight loss benefits

By Ralph McKechnie For the Independent You may notice on this page of the paper an ad for Tops (paper version), also known as Take Off Pounds Sensibly. First, I want to congratulate those who have joined