Stories for December 2000


Thursday, December 28


Grand jury sends goat torture case to trial

Big Boy and Little Boy were like members of the Kitchin family. The black and white, 8-week-old, twin pygmy goats were special friends for the Kitchin's two grandsons. Now Little Boy is alone and the little boys grandsons will have to share his affection.

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Top 10 stories of 2000

The year 2000 was not the end of civilization as we know it. Just a series of hellos and goodbyes. That was the big story in Polk County this past year. Hellos and goodbyes. Comings and goings. Openings and closings. Beginnings and endings. Here are the Top 10 stories of 2000, beginning with a series of beginnings and endings.

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Youth invited to celebrate New Year's Eve together

An exciting New Year's Eve celebration is being planned for Polk County's youth from sixth to 12th grades. Dallas Nite Court is forming a partnership with Adult and Family Services, Polk County Youth Treatment Services and the Community Partnership Team to sponsor the event.

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Jail inmates fall ill from food poisoning

Inmates at the Polk County Jail became ill with vomiting and diarrhea the evening of Dec. 26. Two of the 31 inmates who were sickened were treated at Valley Community Hospital and one of them was held overnight. Food poisoning is the suspected cause of the outbreak, said Dr. Douglas Rexin, the staff physician for the jail.

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Wednesday, December 27


Wednesday, December 20


Flu clinics scheduled

fter weeks of shortages, the flu vaccine has finally arrived in sufficient quantity to provide shots for the general public. The small number of doses that had trickled into the county in the last month have been restricted to people in high risk categories.

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Four shaved heads symbolize bonds of friendship

The four friends with shaved heads heading down the hallways of Dallas High School are a symbol of friendship. Mason Tichinin has Hodgkin's Disease and is undergoing a series of chemotherapy treatments. When he started losing his hair, he decided to shave his head and three of his friends followed suit.

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In the Spirit

Seniors from several area communities were treated to a holiday lunch by the Future Farmers of America at Perrydale High School. About 100 people attended the festive event on Dec. 13 in the school's gym.

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Sunday, December 17

Wednesday, December 13


Measure 5 draws ire at gun show

here was a lot of grumbling about new state gun laws at the Rickreall Gun Show last weekend. This was the first weekend that unlicensed gun sellers had to do the same background checks at gun shows required of licensed gun dealers since 1996.

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Flu shots available

lu and pneumonia shots are available from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 18 at the Polk County Courthouse.

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Thursday, December 7

No excuses, no complaints

ayne Stephenson is one of those people who likes to keep things in order. That's why he is so perfect for a place like H2O, the Dallas organization that distributes food, clothing and household items to people in need throughout Polk County and beyond.

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Dallas swimming

A new era in local swimming dawned Dec. 1 with the first Dallas Invitational at the new Dallas Aquatics Center.

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Central boys basketball

Central's boys split their first two games of the 2000-2001 season, losing 70-48 to Wilsonville Nov. 28 and topping The Dalles 50-40 Dec. 1.

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Dallas girls baskeball

Dallas' girls started the season on the right note Nov. 28 with a 46-40 victory against visiting McKay.

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