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Sheriff goes back to 24 hours

POLK COUNTY — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will return to 24-hour patrols on Sunday after a year of hiring to replace deputies lost to budget cuts.

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TRIVIA TIME!

Increasingly popular, Thursday ‘Trivia Night’ at Pressed in Dallas is celebrating its one year anniversary this week

DALLAS — Do you know which traditional, popular Christmas song was originally written for Thanksgiving?

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New facilities ready to open

Dedication of amphitheater to include Oregon’s largest kazoo concert

MONMOUTH — The city of Monmouth is preparing to host Oregon’s largest kazoo concert on Monday at 6 p.m., part of the dedication of the new Main Street Park Amphitheater. “We’re going to attempt a record for the largest group to play the Star-spangled Banner on kazoos,” said Mark Fancey, community development director.

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Never down and out

Nichols out to prove doubters wrong

MONMOUTH — Turning professional in any sport is difficult. Former Western Oregon men’s basketball player Julian Nichols knows all the numbers and the odds. He’s not worried. “My whole life, I’ve had people say you can’t play this position or you can’t play there,” Nichols said. “You hear those types of things and it motivates you. To be where I’m at now, I’m grateful and I’m blessed, but I’m definitely ready for the next chapter.”

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Williams eyes bigger role on the Chargers

SAN DIEGO — Western Oregon alumni Tyrell Williams made sure his first NFL catch was a memorable one — hauling in an 80-yard touchdown for the San Diego Chargers against the Denver Broncos in the Chargers’ final regular season game.

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    Never down and out

    Nichols out to prove doubters wrong

    MONMOUTH — Turning professional in any sport is difficult. Former Western Oregon men’s basketball player Julian Nichols knows all the numbers and the odds. He’s not worried. “My whole life, I’ve had people say you can’t play this position or you can’t play there,” Nichols said. “You hear those types of things and it motivates you. To be where I’m at now, I’m grateful and I’m blessed, but I’m definitely ready for the next chapter.”

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    43rd MONMOUTH-INDEPENDENCE FOURTH OF JULY TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Tennis tourney set for July 2-3

    Registration due by noon on June 29

    MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Patty Youngren has been a part of an annual tradition for more than three decades — the Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament. “I moved here in 1985. I played against Mary Christensen in my first competition,” Youngren said. “She and Phil Schroeder, who ran the tournament at the time, crushed my partner and I. Mary has become a lifelong friend.”

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    Williams eyes bigger role on the Chargers

    SAN DIEGO — Western Oregon alumni Tyrell Williams made sure his first NFL catch was a memorable one — hauling in an 80-yard touchdown for the San Diego Chargers against the Denver Broncos in the Chargers’ final regular season game.

    Channeling my inner Roger Federer ... sort of

    As I stepped onto the tennis court, staring down my arch enemy, I paused and took a deep breath before I hit my first serve.

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    TRIVIA TIME!

    Increasingly popular, Thursday ‘Trivia Night’ at Pressed in Dallas is celebrating its one year anniversary this week

    DALLAS — Do you know which traditional, popular Christmas song was originally written for Thanksgiving?

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    Women’s Club saves Indy building

    INDEPENDENCE — The Ash Creek Arts Center is no longer in jeopardy of losing its facility at the old Independence library — a fact that many were unaware was even a possibility.

    PCL to host 20th annual art auction

    RICKREALL — Partnerships in Community Living Inc. will host its 20th annual Summer Solstice Benefit Auction on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Eola Hills Wine Cellars, 501 S. Pacific Highway, Rickreall.

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    New facilities ready to open

    Dedication of amphitheater to include Oregon’s largest kazoo concert

    MONMOUTH — The city of Monmouth is preparing to host Oregon’s largest kazoo concert on Monday at 6 p.m., part of the dedication of the new Main Street Park Amphitheater. “We’re going to attempt a record for the largest group to play the Star-spangled Banner on kazoos,” said Mark Fancey, community development director.


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