Local TV personality pens book on finance

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Local TV personality pens book on finance By F. C. Blake For the Independent             Author Joe Spurgeon has already worn his three established career “hats” well. The easy-going Adjunct Faculty Instructor at RCC, has taught English, and writing/composition classes in Medford. On TV Channel 10, he presents timely tips on financial management during weekly…

SHERIFF 5-26-15

SHERIFF 5-26-15 5/13 Antonio James Stalkfleet, 50, Avenue A, WC. Theft 1, conspiracy/theft 1, trespass 2. RISK- doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. 5/14 Kenneth James Allen, 21, Antelope Rd, WC. Fail to appear theft 1 x 5,fail to appear attempt to commit crime theft 1,fail to appear theft 2 x 3, fail to…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 052215

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 052215 By Christy Pitto For The Independent The May 21 Shady Cove City Council Meeting saw the conclusion of a couple ongoing issues as well as the introduction of a new Ordinance amendment. Issues concluded were; the second readings of both the Ordinance amending System Development Charges and adding Medicinal…

RV Harmonizers score new achievements

  RV Harmonizers score new achievements By F. C. Blake For the Independent Rogue Valley Harmonizers have invented and patented a unique new method of teaching choral music, according to their Team Captain, Robert Hall. They’re using it to reach out in multiple directions. “Our research has found that singing in groups is the most…

Purchasing and Owning Rural and Small Farm Property

Class Name:  Purchasing and Owning Rural and Small Farm Property Dates of Class: Series begins Monday, June 15, 2015 (also June 22 and 29) Time:  5:30-8:30 pm Cost:  $45 one farm, two people Location:  Auditorium, Extension Building, SOREC (Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, Jackson County), 569 Hanley Rd., Central Point, OR 97502 Contact: Maud…

POLICE 5/26/15

POLICE 5/26/15 5/11 Jordan Bridges, SC. Speeding violation, 74/55. 5/12 Wallace Lloyd Greer, 38 yr. old, EP. Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant, probation violation of a controlled substance, meth. Lodged JCJ. 5/14 Ashley Kiff, EP. Citation for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. 5/15 Shayne Guptill, EP. Citation for improperly parked vehicle (parallel)….

Farm Bureau meeting May 19

Farm Bureau meeting May 19 By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Members of the Jackson County Farm Bureau had opportunity to listen to two speakers who brought some valuable information to the May 19 meeting. President Ron Bjork had a previous opportunity to hear both speakers and for that reason brought the information to members….

Fair Board meeting May 21

Fair Board meeting May 21   By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Change seems to the name of the game at the Jackson County Expo. On May 21, the Fair Board voted to rename the Compton Arena to the Seven Feathers arena based on the sponsorship of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe…

Rally Against Liquefied Natural Gas

Coalition of Groups from Across Oregon to Rally Against Liquefied Natural Gas at the Capitol in Salem on May 26 with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Hundreds of Oregonians including farmers, ranchers, business owners, and conservationists will gather on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 12:00 pm at the Capitol steps in Salem, Oregon, for a rally…

Bison Ranch Food

Smokehouse sign in front of one of Shady Cove's newest restaurants, the Bison Ranch Food

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent For many veterans, returning home and facing the reality of life outside the military service can be even worse than facing mortar rounds, bullets and artillery shells.  

Butte Falls Town hall meeting

Community Hall 7:00 PM May 26 Agenda: Ordinance #302 – this ordinance established a percentage to be received of water bottling gross income in lieu of lease payments and assessments. Council will hold a discussion on whether to repeal this ordinance or not. Ordinance #304 – this ordinance established the distribution schedule of the town’s…