Stories for August 2005

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Wednesday, August 31



Fighting meth starts with educating local citizenry

MONMOUTH -- Cub Scouts, den mothers, senior citizens and town leaders -- most of the audience that filled Christ's Church on a recent evening -- looked like the type of people you'd expect to find in a place of worship.

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Zeroed in on her goals

Given carte blanche, WOU grad stays home for her masters to implement her teaching ideal of helping students

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Wednesday, August 17

   

Outdoor theater a hit

POLK COUNTY--Based on early returns, the Independence Amphitheater's Thursday night entertainment is a hit with local families.

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The chosen

Special visitors are discovered on couple's small acreage

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Woman's death is mystery

INDEPENDENCE -- Law enforcement officials are still searching for a break in the case of an Independence woman whose body was found along the Willamette River in Salem.

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Anti-meth forum set for August 23

MONMOUTH -- "Don't Meth in My Neighborhood," a community forum on the crisis of methamphetamine production and use in Monmouth and Independence, is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 412 Clay St. W.

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Wednesday, August 3

    

Heat can't wilt Summerfest

DALLAS -- There were fewer booths and exhibitors at this year's Summerfest, but a record-breaking number of parade and car show entries.

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Sex offender has residents up in arms

MONMOUTH -- Residents of a southeast Monmouth subdivision are objecting to a decision by Polk County to allow a predatory sex offender to move into their neighborhood.

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Pedee Jeans: a loabor of love

PEDEE -- Elaine Haga has been hand-making Pedee Jeans since 1983. She and her husband, Doug, carved out a niche for themselves in the competitive clothing industry by creating sturdy, hard-wearing, denim work clothes.

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One who makes a difference

MONMOUTH -- Hank Bersani winces whenever he hears the word uttered, whether from children in jest, on television or passersby on the street.

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