Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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BUSY AS A BEE

Bees were busy buzzing in the orchards at Wildman Farm in Dallas on a recent sunny day as cherry blossoms created a sea of white flowers. Sunshine brought out the blossoms, flowers and other signs of spring, but that has given way to familiar “April showers” this week. Rainy patterns look as though they will stick around for several days.

Photo by Jolene Guzman

Bees were busy buzzing in the orchards at Wildman Farm in Dallas on a recent sunny day as cherry blossoms created a sea of white flowers. Sunshine brought out the blossoms, flowers and other signs of spring, but that has given way to familiar “April showers” this week. Rainy patterns look as though they will stick around for several days.

Perry a finalist for S-K post

Perry a finalist for S-K post

Dallas superintendent one of two candidates being considered

Library volunteer extraordinaire

Library volunteer extraordinaire

Dallas’ Grace Scatterday honored by group for her dedicated service

Marijuana moratorium

Marijuana moratorium

County decision closes medical cannabis dispensary in West Salem

Election 2014

Election 2014

Challengers seek to replace Berger

Business is booming

Business is booming

White’s Collision Service opening new auto body facility in Dallas on May 5

Superintendent lobbies for SRO

Superintendent lobbies for SRO

MONMOUTH — Central School District Superintendent Buzz Brazeau asked the Monmouth City Council to consider helping pay the salary for a school resource officer, something the schools have been lacking since 2011.

Falls City budget is ready for council approval

FALLS CITY — The Budget Committee in Falls City made short work of approving the city’s 2014-15 budget last week.

Accident claims life of local teen

INDEPENDENCE — Jacqueline Hernandez-Romero, 18, of Independence was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash on Stryker Road on Thursday.

3 juveniles arrested in gun thefts

DALLAS — Three Dallas area teens are facing felony theft and misdemeanor firearms possession charges following last week’s investigation into a report of stolen handguns.

New restaurant serving burgers, omelets

DALLAS — Dallas Main Street Diner opened last week in the former Red Chopstick location at 433 Main St., Dallas.

4/23 NEWS IN BRIEF

*Cover Oregon assistance available*Candidate forums slated this week*Monmouth to celebrate Arbor Day*County Fair needs superintendents*Budget committee member sought

Districts receive good budget news

POLK COUNTY — Dallas and Central school districts both held their first budget committee meetings Monday night, offering good news for area schools and students.

Chemeketa president leaving for Seattle job

SALEM — Chemeketa Community College President Cheryl Roberts accepted a job as president of Shoreline Community College in Seattle after Shoreline’s board unanimously voted to offer her the job on Monday night.

Old Independence High School memorabilia sought for display

Old Independence High School memorabilia sought for display

INDEPENDENCE — Al Oppliger, 82, Independence High School Class of 1950, still remembers the three-story building where he learned typing and had band.

Making their health a priority

Making their health a priority

Grant helping Dallas School District employees get fit

4/23 ACADEMIC HONORS

Locals garner recognition at WOU

4/23 SCHOOL NOTES

*Student artwork displayed at library*MES set to host carnival on Friday*'Young Rembrandts' art session set*Donations sought for KVCS event*Scholarships available through DRV

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