Friends of the Fair honor Four

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Friends of the Fair Foundation celebrated lifetime achievement awards to several individuals during a banquet on May 13 at the Expo on Central Point.  Current Fair Board Chairman, Jim Teece was guest speaker for the evening, entertaining folks with the story of the Jackson County Fair over a period…

EPHS wrestlers qualify for nationals

This weekend Eagle Point sent 10 wrestlers to the Cadet and Juniors State Freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments.  In total, we qualified 5 wrestlers for the National Tournament in Fargo, ND this summer.  The tournament is open to competitors in all divisions in the state of Oregon.  It was held this past Saturday and Sunday at…

Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #31

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #31   At 11am, after a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning, my new found friends and I pulled into the parking lot of the local high school auditorium that housed the “Elevation Church” in Hidden Valley Roanoke.  The parking area was full, and cheery faced teenagers directed us to…

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Creepy Crawlies with Christy 041317 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   To bee or not to bee?

Obituaries

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OLIVE BOYD BEAHAM LANSBURGH Olive Boyd Beaham Lansburgh, 80, of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2017, with her family by her side.

AFRC on monument expansion

On Friday, the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) filed a legal challenge to Presidential Proclamation 9564, an order signed by President Obama in his final days of office nearly doubling the size of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon and Northern California.  AFRC President, Travis Joseph, issued the following statement: “This lawsuit is…

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By Christy Pitto For The Independent   This week we meet another early spring pollinator, the Criorhina Bumblebee Mimic Fly. These savvy flies hatch at the same time bumblebee queens start buzzing about and wisely adapted that bee-ish look to keep predators at bay. Like bees these flies (in the Syrphid fly family) are expert…

SHERIFF   3/2 Kyle Eugene Coleman Ramsey, 25, Galls Creek Rd, GH.  Theft 3. 3/8 Casey Ryan Helmka, 29, 28th St, WC.  Contempt violation of a restraining order x 2.  Released on own recognizance. 3/9 Mack Lee Ceideburg, 52, Antelope Rd, WC.  Parole violation for possession of a controlled substance/meth, manufacture of a controlled substance/meth,…

http://www.urindependent.com/2017/03/185559/

SHERIFF   3/2 Kyle Eugene Coleman Ramsey, 25, Galls Creek Rd, GH.  Theft 3. 3/8 Casey Ryan Helmka, 29, 28th St, WC.  Contempt violation of a restraining order x 2.  Released on own recognizance. 3/9 Mack Lee Ceideburg, 52, Antelope Rd, WC.  Parole violation for possession of a controlled substance/meth, manufacture of a controlled substance/meth,…

http://www.urindependent.com/2017/03/185557/

SHERIFF   3/2 Kyle Eugene Coleman Ramsey, 25, Galls Creek Rd, GH.  Theft 3. 3/8 Casey Ryan Helmka, 29, 28th St, WC.  Contempt violation of a restraining order x 2.  Released on own recognizance. 3/9 Mack Lee Ceideburg, 52, Antelope Rd, WC.  Parole violation for possession of a controlled substance/meth, manufacture of a controlled substance/meth,…

http://www.urindependent.com/2017/03/185555/

EPID meeting news

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The EPID board authorized manager David Ford’s signing of a contract to install piping on the south lateral at a cost of $190,000.