Youth apologize to community for graffiti

One of the programs that we administer in partnership with the Jackson County Juvenile Department  is called the Victim Assistance, Youth Accountability (VAYA) program. This program is rooted in the principles of restorative justice – a community response to crime that focuses on addressing the harms done to victims and communities by holding offenders meaningfully…

Clara Ruth Vlieland

Clara Ruth Vlieland went to Heaven March 2, 2012. She was born June 26, 1930 in Huntington Park, CA., to Walter Andrew Lund and Lilliam Emma Lund She left behind her loving husband Russell Herbert Vlieland, who she married December 23, 1948. Four children; Gail Russell Cunningham, Jeanette Ruth George, Julia Ann Seibel, and Jeffery…

Sharon K. (Serr) Nelson

Sharon K. (Serr) Nelson, of Eagle Point, died March 18, 2012. She was born Sept. 11, 1959, in Eugene, to Virgil Serr and Carol (Sharp) Serr. On June 25, 1994, she married Rick Nelson, in Reno. She was the owner of The Bed Store in Grants Pass. She enjoyed rafting, fishing, hunting, camping, but most…

Helen Irene (Humphrey) Magee

Helen Irene Magee, 99, died Mar. 4, 2012 in Central Point. She was born Jan. 1, 1913, in Walla Walla, Wash. to Robert C. Humphrey and Elizabeth Sophronia Bailey.. On Oct. 13, 1937, she married Archie Gibson. He died in 1955. On June 5, 1961, she married Fred Magee. He died in 1981. She was…

Todd Leroy Chambers

Todd Leroy Chambers, 47, of Eagle Point, died Feb. 16, 2012. He was born June 16, 1964, to George and Louise Chambers. He worked at CertainTeed in White City. Todd had a love of the outdoors, a passion for fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed…

Ann Damon

Anna Marie Fugit Damon,77, of Eagle Point died Dec. 30, 2011. Anna was born Mar. 25, 1934, in Baker, Ore. to Leo and Karee Fugit. She graduated from LaGrande High School in June of 1952. On June 14, 1952, she married Robert Loren Damon in Pendleton, Ore. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1956….

Lois E. Ulman

Lois E. Ulman, 86, of Shady Cove passed away quietly at home on Nov. 28, 2011 with family members present. She suffered a massive stroke on Nov. 11 2011. Lois was born in Souix City, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 1925. She married her childhood sweetheart, Robert K. Ulman, on June 21, 1946. They were married…

Tiffany Leia Schweer

Tiffany Leia Schweer, 34, of White City, died Sept.5, 2011, at Providence Medford Medical Center. She was born June 16, 1977 in Ashland. She graduated from South Medford High School in 1995. Tiffany was an accountant, but  loved being a mother most of all. She loved much, laughed much and lived much. She is survived…

Richard (Rick) W. Davis

Richard W. Davis, 60, of Eagle Point passed away  Aug.  26, 2011 at Butterfly Adult Foster Care in Medford, after a long illness. He was born June 10, 1951. He is survived by his mother Kathryn L. Davis of Eagle Point, four brothers; Michael, Robert, Ronald, and William, all of California; two sisters; Barbara Miller…

Predictions become reality

By Sen. Doug Whitsett (Distr. 28)For the Independent In a June 23rd e-newsletter I wrote “State income from taxes has been steadily declining for more than three years. The state economist has predicted a dramatic reversal of that three-year trend in state revenue. He now assumes that the state’s income will cease its freefall and…

June Marie Sellers

June Marie Sellers, of Eagle Point, died on July 21, 2011 in Medford. She was born March 13, 1932, to Herman Alden and Jaunita Faye Harrington, in Commerce, Okla. She traveled extensively before meeting and marrying her husband, John Sellers, in Eugene, Ore., in 1953. They raised four children in the Upper Rogue area. They…