Sam’s valley planning meeting

I am sorry this is short notice, I have had a full plate these past few days.  We will be having a neighbor meeting This Wednesday at the Sam’s Valley Community Church at 6:30 pm.  We will be discussing the plan of attack for the upcoming Public Hearing that will be held next month.  …

Butte Falls Charter School Speech

Butte Falls Charter School Speech and Debate Coach, Marcia Stewart-Warren, announced that the team attended the Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational at Pacific University in Forest Grove on January 9-10, 2015. Twenty-five schools from across Oregon, as well as two schools from Washington State attended the meet, resulting in 81 entries in debate and 408 entries…

Butte Falls EMS Support team

By Gaynell Krambeal A faction of local residents has recently formed a new group called the Butte Falls Emergency Medical Services Support Team (BFEST). Members are Carrie Driskell, Shelly Conopa, Larry Wetjen, Debbie Busch, Sunny Bryant, Gaynell Krambeal, and Carol McGrath.

Shady Cove city council agenda for January 22

Call to Order Roll call Pledge of Allegiance Announcements by Presiding Officer This meeting is being digitally recorded. The City Council will have a study session January 29 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chamber. The next regular meeting of the City Council will be on February 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the City…

EPID Annual meeting January 20

Eagle Point Irrigation District  will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, January 20th, at 5 pm. The meeting is at the EPID Office, 2429 Brophy Rd., Eagle Point.

Monday Holiday

We had a number of subscribers last week, (the January 13 issue) that received a late paper.  Our sincere apologies, it is something that is out of our control.  the paper is sent to the printer the week before the issue hits the news stands.  The subscription papers are mailed by the printer and go…

Stark sworn in

In a ceremony administered by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, Thomas A. Balmer, Representative Duane Stark (R-Grants Pass) today was officially sworn in as the state legislator for House District 4. “I’m honored and ready to get to work for the families and communities of District 4,” said Rep. Stark. “I plan…

SHERIFF 1-20-15

SHERIFF 1-20-15 1/9 Christopher Randall Anderson, 22, Clear View Way, EP. Theft 1, theft 3. ROR-released own recognizance. Gregory Robert Manfull, 52, VA SORCC, WC. DUII alcohol. ROR-released own recognizance. Deanna Lynn Gray, Avenue H, WC. Felon possession weapon. ROR-released own recognizance. 1/10 Tristan Edmund Karlewicz, 39, Ramsey Rd, WC. Aggravated theft I, criminal mistreatment…

Beware of scams

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent One of the newer things we have to contend with nowadays is the phone scam. Particularly susceptible are the elderly, especially those with hearing difficulties. Not to mention that they come from a generation that is a whole lot more trusting than the current group who have worked and…

McLane sworn in for third term

Representative Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) today was sworn in for his third term as a member of the Oregon House and will represent House District 55 during the 78th Legislative Assembly. Rep. McLane will also serve again as House Republican Leader, a position he was first elected to by his peers in 2012. “It’s an…

4th quarter review 2014

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Here are the final highlights of the 2014 year, beginning with stories in October and progressing through the end of the year. It was an interesting year, as most are, with a few quirks now and again. We suffered through the elections and other events that shaped our area…