The Growing Gen X Insurance Gap

The Growing Gen X Insurance Gap By David Smith, CFP®   Life Insurance can be important for people at any age, but Generation X – Americans born between 1965 and 1976 – may have a more pressing need than any other age group. Now in their late 30’s and 40’s, Gen Xers are entering their…

Sister City commemoration held at Medford Library.

Sister City commemoration held at Medford Library. By F. C. Blake For the Independent On October 22, Medford Library presented the commemoration. Liz Smith, Chair of the Medford/Alba Sister City Committee introduced the program and film. “We’re marking the 70th anniversary of events depicted in this movie, today, Smith said. “In Alba right now a…

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,

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,…

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

Halloween cats, and more cats By F. C. Blake For the Independent. While working her way through college, Jolee got a part-time, after-school job supervising a telemarketing firm’s office.      

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Shady Cove City Council Meeting 100314

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 100314   By Christy Pitto For The Independent   The October 2 Shady Cove City Council Meeting may have broken the record

Elk Hoof Disease

Hunters and others who spend time in the outdoors in northwest Oregon are asked to be on the lookout for elk hoof disease, a problem for southwest Washington’s elk that could also be affecting Oregon’s elk. Elk hoof disease is a bacterial-associated syndrome causes severe lameness in elk. Elk with the disease have deformed and…

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS PREPARED FOR EBOLA, BUT INFECTION RISK IS LOW

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS PREPARED FOR EBOLA, BUT INFECTION RISK IS LOW News Release from Oregon Health Authority State health officials prepared for Ebola, but infection risk is low State public health officials say they are ready to respond in the unlikely event a person ill with Ebola infection arrives in Oregon, but they emphasize that…