Stories for April 2001


Sunday, April 29

Wednesday, April 25


Carved in Stone

Sculptor, musician, carpenter, dancer, stone cutter -- it's all in a day for Bobby Aster of Hard Rock Art.

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Monkey Love

Polly Schultz cuddles her newest friend, Holly, a 2 1/2-year-old Java Macaque monkey. Holly never had a home, growing up in a pet store where she lived on display, eating fast food that gave her bleeding ulcers and intestinal problems.

April 25, 2001 midnight read more..

Auction benefits heart transplant hopeful

People in need could always count on Pat Lewis, whether it was at his auto clinic, the Dallas Texaco or Dallas Muffler. Now, at age 47, Lewis needs the help himself. Admitted to the hospital on April 22, he needs a heart transplant operation in order to survive.

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Parade marks Day of the Child

Children from Independence and Henry Hill elementary schools will be parading to Riverfront Park April 30 as part of Day of the Child.

April 25, 2001 midnight read more..

DHS student named Oregon Journalist of the Year

When Marianne Putintsev grows up she wants to have her stories printed in the newspaper. Just like her big sister. Marianne isn't the only person in Dallas proud of Viktoria Putintsev. When Viktoria stepped up to accept the honor of Oregon's Journalist of the Year in San Francisco earlier this month, there were many folks back home in Dallas full of pride.

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The Art of Trash

Some artists work in clay, others in oils or watercolors. Andrea Heidinger's medium is garbage.

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Wednesday, April 18


Regional Problem Solving project moves forward

It began in 1996 as a way for Grand Ronde and Willamina community members to share how they wanted to develop their land. It evolved into highly charged public hearings -- three this year -- and the withdrawal of the City of Willamina. Now the Grand Ronde Regional Problem Solving project will finally take shape.

April 18, 2001 midnight read more..

A farming man, a family man

Taking a break from spraying a fescue field along Fir Villa Road, Darrel Hiebenthal leans back against his white Ford flatbed truck. He seems to know the driver of every passing car and pauses to smile and wave.

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Monday, April 16

Pitching for a victory...

Dallas' softball team will be seeking its first Pac-9 Conference victory April 17 at home against Tualatin. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.The Lady Dragons also are scheduled to host McMinnville April 18 and play at Forest Grove April 20, ending the first half of league play. Above, Dallas' Miryke Montague delivers a pitch in a game earlier this season against Central.

April 16, 2001 midnight read more..

Thursday, April 12

Wednesday, April 11


Pedee school faces closure

The most drastic budget cut the Dallas School District Board will have to face is the closure of one of its elementary schools. Dallas Schools Superintendent Dave Voves proposed closing Pedee Elementary School at the district's April 9 budget committee meeting. Pedee students would transfer to Bridgeport Elementary next school year.

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FFA hosts Gov. Kitzhaber

PERRYDALE -- Gov. John Kitzhaber publicly acknowledged one of his shortcomings April 4 at the Perrydale School. "Tractor racing is an area I could use a little improvement in," he said.

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Help name Central's school

The Central School District is inviting students, district patrons and community members to submit suggested names for the new school that will soon be under construction.

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A Touch of Japan

Central High School freshman Nate Reese forms colored squares of paper into small cranes. Teacher Masumi Timson tunes a koto, a classical Japanese stringed instrument.

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Teacher brings Japan to Central High

She's taken a high school language program from a few students around a table and turned it into three growing, thriving classes. Former students come back to the class to help out or just hang out. Everyone from students to principals credits her for doing amazing things. But don't tell that to her. She'll want you to instead focus on her students and their accomplishments.

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Sunday, April 8

Thursday, April 5

Dallas spring cleanup this Saturday

DALLAS -- Dallas Disposal, 1030 W. Ellendale, will host its annual spring cleanup event on Saturday, April 7. Please bring your yard trimmings, wood debris, and scrap metal in seperate loads. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and end promptly at 2 p.m., to allow time to process the material in one day. No household garbage will be accepted.Please contact Dallas Disposal at 503-623-2552 if you have any questions.

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Wednesday, April 4


Gilbert House featured at Polk County Fair

Some kids just don't see farming in their future. Some couldn't tell a pygmy goat from a chimpanzee. So can a county fair lure their ilk? That's what the people at the Polk County Fair are hoping.

April 4, 2001 midnight read more..

Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at Pentacle

Two recent Dallas HS graduates will star in Pentacle Theatre's next production, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Erin Sutherland, class of 1999 and Jacob Tawney, 2000, appear as the sweet lovers Philia and Hero in this highly comic production.

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Leader of the Pack

Call him the leader of the leadership pack, chosen lead leader among sophomores in the state.

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A Taste of Chocolate!

Give kids a hands-on science experiment during spring break and you might get groans in return. Make the test subject chocolate, though, and you've got full participation.

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