Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #36

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #36 The hike from Docs Knob Shelter to Woods Hole was only about 4 miles.  We were up before 7 a.m. broke camp and got back on the trail.  I hiked along with the two section hikers until we arrived at the dirt road that led to the hostel…

The Herbs and Wild Edible Series

The Herbs and Wild Edible Series The Seven Deadly “Freedoms” Part Two of Seven Dennis Ellingson Recently a famous newscaster lost his job for doing what he called “Miss-remembering or Misspeak”, in that he didn’t exactly tell the story the way it actually happened. In reality what he did was fib, stretch the truth, fabricate…

United Way’s Big Idea Graduation Coach

  United Way’s Big Idea Graduation Coach Will Boost Graduation Rates in Jackson County AllCare Health grants $25,000 to hire a graduation coach at Eagle Point High School to help 74 youth get back on track to graduate  

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…

Farm Bureau May meeting

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The rapidly changing face of agriculture in Jackson County prompted the Farm Bureau to invite county assessor, David Arrasmith to address their May 16 meeting and to explain how tax valuations and tax rates are derived.

Events

EVENTS 5-23-17     EAGLE POINT   Library Toddlerobics and Babies & Wobblers Storytimes on Break May 29 – June 9, these programs will be taking a short break and resuming on Monday, June 12 at all Jackson County Libraries.  The Pre-Kindergarten Storytimes will not take a break and will continue without interruption.   Smokey…

EPID water report

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent As might well be expected, water levels in Big Butte Creek, Eagle Point Irrigation District’s water source, is holding steady and at a higher level than has been normal for this time of year.

Editorial

“lack of Filters” as you have stated here, and elsewhere, is an absolute lie and an irresponsible attempt to feed inaccurate information to the parents of the district that are a lot smarter and better equipped to raise their children than you, technology, or the school district.  I know for a fact that D9 uses…

Eagles BB Season Ends with Play-in Defeat

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Eagles BB Season Ends with Play-in Defeat By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   It was rumored to be the first home play-in or playoff game for the Eagles baseball program this century. You’re Missing Out! There’s some great information here that’s available to online subscribers only. Why don’t you become an online subscriber today…

Eagle Seniors Take Pride in Accomplishments By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   Friday’s 14-7 play-in game loss not only brought a shocking end to a baseball season full of big expectations, but also brought to a close several remarkable playing careers.

http://www.urindependent.com/2017/05/185979/