A film worth seeing.

A film worth seeing. By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Even though I’ve been fortunate enough to see it, I’ve already ordered a DVD version from Evangel. This, I believe, is a movie well-worth having for many viewings. Titled A Long Way Off, it’s a modern-day version of (the New Testament Parable),“The Prodigal Son.”…

Meet the twins.

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Meet the twins. By F. C. Blake Of the Independent Clearly my own fault. I wanted a new pet, but strictly on my own terms. Having owned dogs for years, I found them irresistibly precious and lovable at first, but a problem during winter chills and snowfalls. Didn’t look forward to having to walk them…

cover of hegne book

Historian, Barbara Hegne, formerly of Eagle Point, has written another historical book, this one about her own family. Titled “Saga of the Mask Plantation, North Carolina, Slaves Journey to Oregon,” is about the struggles and eventual settling of the family in the Eagle Point Area.

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EP Reviews Marijuana Moratorium

EP Reviews Marijuana Moratorium By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Communities throughout Southern Oregon are dealing with various aspects of marijuana,

Black Gold

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AROUND THE HOUSE Black Gold By Lynn Leissler For the Independent   Growing up, “burying the garbage” was one of my brother’s jobs—digging fruit and vegetable scraps between the rows of Dad’s vegetable garden. My son Adam did the same thing in my gardens. Now we call their task row composting. An organic form of…

Rural widow’s property tax issue

Rural widow’s property tax issue By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Upon arriving in Oregon decades ago, Gracie and Ben bought twenty-five Upper Rogue rural acres zoned Exclusive Farm Use. They built their farm house on that land they owned jointly. Then Ben raised crops in one section, and small herds of cattle in…

Colorful crafts with fibers at WC Library

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Colorful crafts with fibers at WC Library By F. C. Blake For the Independent. Two years ago, The Independent spotlighted a unique program that Jackson County Libraries’ Outreach Specialist, Janis Mohr-Tipton brought to White City Library. On July 17, 2014, that same artistically gifted woman presented another imaginative craft to spark creative skills. This one…

Boating safety

Most boaters already know they’re required to have a properly fitting, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket on board for every passenger on their boat and that it needs to be “readily accessible.” But what keeps people f rom actually wearing one? It’s surprising when you ask adults why they don’t put one on when they’re…

Fire District 4 Workshop 060214

  By Christy Pitto For The Independent   Fire District 4 held two days of workshops during the last week of May. Led by Moderator, George Dunkel and attended by FD4 personnel & board members, representatives from FD3 and area citizens; the workshops were part of the ongoing evaluation of FD4. In short “Where are…

March 11 city council meeting

Eagle Point City Council By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Managing one’s personal life has its times of high activity and times when things just buzz along. So it is with managing a city. The March 11 meeting ran short, and most agenda items, including commission and department reports, related to works in progress. Eagle…

Doug Whitsett: Forest Practices Act

Oregon was the first state to adopt a Forest Practices Act. The widely supported 1971 Act was intended to protect forest streams against potential negative timber harvest impacts. It required the maintenance of sufficient undisturbed forest buffers alongside streams to reduce water pollution and soil erosion.