Stories for November 2000

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Wednesday, November 29

    

Polk 1 bond debated

Retired Monmouth City Manager Stan Kenyon wants the results of Polk County Fire District No. 1's bond measure thrown out.

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Breast cancer diagnosis rallies community

Robin Neely of Independence has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The community is rallying to her side, raising money for both her medical bills and to support her family during the holiday season.

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Willamette, OCF give $25,000 for skatepark

The skatepark project has received two more substantial donations totaling $25,000. The donations, one from Willamette Industries for $10,000 and one from the Oregon Community Foundation for $15,000, bring the total amount raised to almost $85,000.

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Wednesday, November 22

         

PASSAGE

Births & Deaths in Polk County families

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Saturday, November 18



Friday, November 17

 

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND!

It's a weekend of decision for the Dragons of Dallas High School and Panthers of Central High School. The game tonight at Dallas against Churchill determines whether the Dragons will move forward in state playoff competition. The Panthers' contest Saturday afternoon answers the same question. Click on Sports for all the details. Click on sports tonight for the Dallas results and Saturday afternoon for the CHS game story.

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Wednesday, November 15

 

Willamette's Dallas plant on `wait and see

;PORTLAND -- Willamette Industries' board of directors was described by company spokesmen as being "surprised" by Weyerhaeuser Co.'s public bid to take over the company Nov. 13.

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The Polk County Vote

Here's how Polk County voted in the state and national election, and the results of the elections. The Polk County vote is final.

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Communities join for major holiday celebration

MONMOUTH-INDEPENDENCE -- The family is getting together for Christmas. And they mean siness. Monmouth and Independence are getting together for one big celebration with the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce, Monmouth Business Association and Independence Downtown Association taking care of the details.

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DANCE!

Rainbow dancers explore spectrum of movement and global culture

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EDITORIAL

The wheels grind slowly, but they are still moving

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Hundreds honor veterans

DALLAS -- One minute he was working on air conditioners. The next, he was in the nose of a B-26 Marauder flying over Europe.

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Falls City likely to see levy

FALLS CITY -- George W. Bush and Al Gore aren't the only diehards this election. Falls City Administrator Rick Hohnbaum is not ready to concede defeat on his city's law enforcement measure.

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Report outlines weak links in public health

Polk County Public Health needs to work smarter, not harder. Even though county health staff puts forth a valiant effort, they need to negotiate, grant write and maximize what they've got to best serve the people of Polk County. That's what a $5,000 independent study has found.

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Sunday, November 12



Kids Vote reflects different point of view

;DALLAS -- The presidential election wasn't even close in the Dallas School District. The kids voted for George W. Bush by a margin of more than two to one. Of the 1,933 votes cast in all the district's schools, 1,103 went for Bush and 606 for Al Gore. Ralph Nader got the third highest number of votes, 160.

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Saturday, November 11



Friday, November 10



Bush leads in unofficial count

An unofficial recount of Florida's presidential balloting, completed Friday, shows Republican George W. Bush leading Democrat Al Gore by 327 votes. The Bush campaign claimed victory.

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The Polk County Vote

Here's how Polk County voted in the state and national election, and the results of the elections.

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Wednesday, November 8

    

Presidential election decision due Thursday

Florida on Wednesday began a judicious process of recounting every presidential ballot cast statewide, as Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush cautiously predicted the recount would bring him the victory he tasted for just a few short moments on Election Night. His Democratic rival, Vice President Al Gore, urged "respect for the rule of law" in a brief statement Wednesday afternoon as Florida officials began carefully counting ballots once again.

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ELECTION REACTION

Nancy Lodge got a rose Wednesday morning. It was from Independence Mayor John McArdle, his way of welcoming her to the Independence City Council.

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The Polk County Vote

Here's how Polk County voted in the state and national election, and the results of the elections as of Wednesday afternoon with 94 percent of the votes counted statewide. The Polk County vote is final.

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Tuesday, November 7

  

Classic `Grapes of Wrath' at WOU

Western Oregon University's Department of Theatre/Dance will begin its 2000-2001 season with an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath" Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 15 to 18.

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For the love of ANN

Only days remained. The 1998 Christmas show at the Polk County Fairgrounds was coming up. Ann Jimmerson had to get her Raggedy Ann dolls ready.There was another deadline. Ann had only days, hours really, left to live.[BR]   Her liver was failing. Her vision was growing dim. Working on the dolls was difficult. But she kept on stitching and sewing. She explained why with one of the few breaths she had left.

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Aquatic center makes a splash opening day

Step inside the new $6 million aquatic center and you can't believe you're still in Dallas. It seems like a place this grand belongs in a much bigger city with a much bigger budget. But the new center is here thanks to community support and the vision and hard work of the city council and staff for almost 17 years.

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Skate park breaks ground, gets $4,000

The kids who gathered at the groundbreaking of the Dallas Skatepark on Nov. 3 have worked hard for three years waiting for this day to happen. If the weather cooperates, they might be breaking in the pipes and ramps in a few months.

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Wednesday, November 1

 

Local Head Start kids federal success story

Presidential candidate George W. Bush wants to turn Head Start into Sesame Street. Without the mushy stuff. He thinks the 35-year-old federal program, born of the Johnson administration, needs to focus on preparing preschoolers to read, add and substract Period. Julie Wells, who oversees and supports the Head Start centers in Dallas and Independence, says there is a lot more to the program.

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President signs timber payment legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Clinton signed legislation Oct. 30 to restore federal timber payments to pre-1990 levels. Polk County's share of the $260 million coming to Oregon is more than $2.3 million, an increase of more than $750,000 over what the county currently receives annually.

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Perrydale FFA dominates national scene

Perrydale High School FFA members have proven you don't have to be big to be number one. The chapter took top honors in the country in two of three divisions at the national FFA convention in Louisville, Ky. on Oct. 26.

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Countdown to Opening Day

Week after week, month after month, Dallas residents have watched a fascinating work in progress called the Dallas Aquatic Center. Situated next to LaCreole Middle School, travelers along LaCreole Drive have witnessed the transformation of a nondescript field to a gleaming facility sporting sea green and aqua blue colors.

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