Prospect school district special meeting August 31, 7 p. m.

            OPENING 1.1 Call to Order                                                                                                         D. Bliss 1.2 Introduction of Guests                                                                                     D. Bliss 1.3 Add Items to Current Agenda (Requires vote of the Board)                             D. Bliss   2.0 Consent Items 2.1 Accept resignation of MS Math Teacher                                                          D. Bliss   3.0 New Business 2.2…

Students teach iPad

Cooper Kelsay, Kellan Klecker and Kaden Huff

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Fourth grader Kellan Klecker spent a part of his summer break in the classroom, not because he failed to complete his third grade work, but because he was excited to do it. His third grade teacher, Heather Marrs noticed how Kellan and a couple of others really took to…

Stout Creek Fire report

After three weeks of hard dangerous work, crews now have the Stouts Creek Fire fully encircled with a blackline–when the fire’s edge has burnt to a road or other fireline and is secure. Last night, fire crews completed burn out operations on the last piece of the 51-mile fire perimeter. Reaching this milestone has been…

SHERIFF 8-25-15 8/14 Emily Ann Myers, 36, Loper Ln, Trail. Fail to appear fail to pay unauthorized use motor vehicle. RISK-doesn’t meet the lodging criteria to stay. Jacob Charles Rouse, 38, Buchanan Av, EP. Possession control substance/meth, conceal/possession, weapon/knife. ROR-released own recognizance. Eric Lee Stockton, 33, Harlan Dr, WC. Assault 4, harassment. Cap- release due…

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Shady Cove City Council and water report

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Highland Water Company officials made a visit to the Shady Cove City council meeting August 20 and gave residents a thumbnail sketch of what they are working on to bring water to the city. A large part of their work has been completed, and the remaining water hookups will…

Ric Holt passes

Ric Holt

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent If you ever met Ric Holt, you would have known that he was the Star of “Gone With the Wind” and you may have found that out, even if you were just in the same room. Richard Arlen Holt passed away on August 16 following complications of Diabetes. According…

POLICE 8-25-15

POLICE 8-25-15 8/10 Donald McCosker, WC. Cited for driving while suspended. 8/13 David Richard Bono, 36, SC. Arrested on Douglas County Circuit Court Warrant unlawful possession meth, DUII, reckless) & Jackson County Circuit Warrants (fail to appear/distribution control substance/possession control substance, felon with firearm). Lodged JCJ. Keith Edward Martin, 31, EP. Arrested on a restraining…

Plans disrupted

  Plans disrupted By F. C. Blake For the Independent Wouldn’t change it for anything. Working as a newspaper reporter has probably been the most joyful occupation I’ve ever experienced.    

New UMC pastor

Rev. Dann Houghton

  The Rev. Dann Houghton, (retired) has been appointed to serve the Upper Rogue United Methodist Church. Rev. Houghton is an Oregon native who served small churches in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference for 25 years, He has also served as a volunteer fire fighter, EMT, and Emergency Responder Chaplain. He continues that service as the…

Music keeps Neal Jones happy

music is his medicine

Music keeps Neal Jones happy By F. C. Blake For the Independent Eagle Point residents Neal and Vera Jones look much too young to have started even early retirement a few years ago. They now say they thoroughly savor the way they’re spending their time.  

More West Nile in Rogue Valley

  A dead scrub jay found on August 12th west of Central Point, OR has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv) at the OSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. “This is the 2nd positive bird found in Jackson County in 2015”, said Jim Lunders, Manager and Biologist of the Jackson County Vector Control District. “Dead bird…