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Mass-casualty shooting in Roseburg touches everyone; would we be ready?

A bell chimed and a moment of silence was held Saturday night at Western Oregon University for each person who was shot and killed at Umpqua Community College on Thursday.

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Meadow Creek property tax up 56 percent

Real market values increased, assessor says, while seniors are outraged

Residents of Meadow Creek Village, a manufactured home park in Dallas, received unwelcome news in their mailbox a few weeks ago.

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Farm to school is cool

Kindergarteners filed in for lunch at Independence Elementary School on Monday, excited for pork chops, ham sandwiches and fresh apples from Riverwood Orchard, in Monmouth.

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3 Leg Torso to perform modern chamber music

3 Leg Torso will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Western Oregon University’s Rice Auditorium, the second act of the Smith Fine Arts Series.

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CENTRAL CROSS-COUNTRY: Coach, seniors form bond

Cirino ready to say goodbye to first runners he coached in middle school

INDEPENDENCE — Central cross-country coach Eli Cirino knows saying goodbye to any senior class is difficult. This year, four of the team’s seniors — Jamie Smith, Darien Hume, Tucker Engle and Rex Omlid — will be especially hard.







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    PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

    Diane and Paul Telfer, volunteers for the Red Cross, got back from a 16-day deployment near Napa Valley, Calif. They worked on disaster assessment for the 80,000-acre “Valley Fire,” which killed four people and burned 1,200 homes to the ground.

    MI TOWN: Patty Taylor dutcher

    May God be good to those who have died far too young, and may angels wrap their wings around those whose lives will never be the same. Ever again.