All about Herbs and Wild Edibles

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All about Herbs and Wild Edibles Herbs, Indians, Pilgrims and Thanksgiving Dennis Ellingson Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and for a number of reasons. The food and often shared with family. For a number of years we provided Thanksgiving dinners for those less fortunate. However, my main reason for this being a favorite…

Community Events

EVENTS 10-10-17   EAGLE POINT   Grief Share at the Eagle Point Community Bible Church Beginning October 2, meetings are Mondays, 2 – 4 p.m. at 27 South Shasta Avenue, Eagle Point.  The meetings will last for 13 weeks but one can come anytime during that period.  There is a $15 charge for the workbook. …

Camp hosting as a career

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Most of us don’t think about all the preparation that needs done in order for forest camps to operate smoothly.

Senator Linthicum newsletter

As I write my articles about the over-reach of government and the seemingly unending costs associated with running the government enterprise I am continually reminded of the good people who have dedicated their lives to performing some service to the rest of us. Oft-times these services are provided under the flag of government responsibility, or…

Obituaries

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Payton Michael Heppner January 26, 2001- September 8, 2017 Payton Michael Heppner, 16 passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born January 26, 2001 in Medford, Oregon to Chad Heppner and Rosemary Krause Heppner. Payton truly loved life to the fullest through simple pleasures; fishing, camping, swimming, wrestling, dirt bike riding, scootering and…

Let’s do lunch

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent I have to admit that I have looked at the Portabella Mushrooms for years and wondered what could be done with them.  Bev came up with the answer last week, make pizza crust from the oversized plants. Take one large Portabella Mushroom and place in a preheated 375 degree…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The Crashed Car and other Mysteries (Parts Two) Dennis Ellingson For the Independent The third mystery: If you turn off on Lewis Road from Hwy 62, after crossing Peyton Bridge, and turn into the first trailhead parking lot you will be in for a pleasant walk.  But there…

Youth pheasant hunt

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Oregon Hunters Association and the Arthur R. Dubs Foundation are jointly sponsoring the Pheasant Hunting days for youth in Southern Oregon.  The hunt is scheduled for September 16 and 17. Hunters must possess a Hunter’s Safety Card and that is just about all that is needed, except for the…

Sheriff report

SHERIFF   8/21 Chad Michael Heppner, 41, Meadow Ln, EP.  Criminal mischief and theft of service.  Released due to overcrowding. 8/23 Carmen Victoria Ceremony, 38, N. Platt Ave, EP.  Failure to appear for harassment.  Community Justice Work Center. 8/24 Josiah Flynn Saunders, 24, Old Ferry Rd, SC.  Driving while suspended.  Released on own recognizance. Shanon…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The Mysteries of the Peyton Covered Bridge – Part Two Dennis Ellingson In the early part of the 20th century many covered bridges were built in Oregon. More on the west side of the Cascades than on the east. The idea was to provide a dry path across…

Community Events

EVENTS 9-5-17   Library Babies, Wobblers, and Toddlerobics Programs on Break Jackson County Library Services has announced that all Babies, Wobblers, and Toddlerobics programs in all branch libraries will be on break from August 28 through September 8.  Programs will resume on Monday, September 10.  Preschool storytimes will happen as usual.   EAGLE POINT  …