Stories for October 2000

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Friday, October 27



Goodwill makes history

;Eight-month-old Ethan Davis checks out the puzzle selection at the new Goodwill store on opening day Oct. 26. Goodwill expects the store will process more than 1 million pounds of donated goods a year and serve more than 10,000 shoppers a year. More importantly, Goodwill officials said, the store will be a showcase for what people with disabilities can do if given the chance.

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Thursday, October 26

 

Businesses support LaCreole Career Day [BR]

The first ever career day at LaCreole Middle School was well attended by students and presenters. More than 28 businesses from Dallas, Independence, Monmouth and Salem sent representatives to talk to students about career opportunities available in the area.

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Farewell to one good snake

"Quiet consolation have and renowned be thy grave."[BR]   -- William Shakespeare[BR][DIV Align="CENTER"]...[BR]   [/DIV]"I will miss you Bubbles. Will you miss me?"[BR]   -- Stephanie[BR]   She was a good snake.[BR]   Tears and eulogies poured out of Oakdale Heights Elementary School last week. Bubbles was gone

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Wednesday, October 25

     

Saturday, October 21



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Thursday, October 19

 

Dallas City Council

Six candidates are running for five open seats on the Dallas City Council. With the retirement of Eldon Bevins, who has been on the council for the past 36 years, space has opened up for a newcomer.

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DALLAS CITY COUNCIL RACE

Six candidates are running for five open seats on the Dallas City Council.[BR]   With the retirement of Eldon Bevins, who has been on the council for the past 36 years, space has opened up for a newcomer.

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Independence city council candidates share views

The city council election in Independence is a study in foregone concusions. A last-minute write-in candidate would have to shake a lot of hands in the next four weeks to keep either Bob Archer, Jim Kirkendall or Nancy Lodge off the council.

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Saturday, October 14



Thursday, October 12

 

Wednesday, October 11

    

AGENDA

Local meetings of government and educational bodies and business organizations

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Monmouth City Council candidates

John Sparks is seldom one of the chattier members of the Monmouth City Council.[BR]   He just sort of eyes the situation. When he does comment, he often sums everything up with a one-line zinger.

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CONNECTIONS

Local events, activities and meetings of support groups, clubs and other organizations.

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Tuesday, October 10



Rock Creek water crisis teaches lessons

The water is running in more than 90 households served by the Rock Creek Water District. Taps have been dry for more than a week before the district restored service on Sunday, Oct. 8 after workers repaired a break in the water system's main line.

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Saturday, October 7

 

Friday, October 6



Wednesday, October 4

        

Ballots to be mailed

Ballots for the Nov. 7 election will be mailed out by the Polk County Clerk's office Friday, Oct. 20.

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Fair board, county grapple with budget

Most of the numbers have come in from this year's Polk County Fair and the news is not good. Unless the budget is drastically cut, the fair will need another bailout this fiscal year of about $50,000. That's higher than last year's general fund transfer of $46,000.

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Dallas stops Foxes 28-13

Dallas received its toughest challenge of the season to date here Sept. 29 and proved it was up to the challenge by claiming a 28-13 victory against the host Silver Foxes.

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Agenda

A guide to when and where local agencies meet.

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One Hot Summer

In trial by fire, DHS graduate Erin Haynes earns the right to call herself a firefighter.

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