Stories for December 2005

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Wednesday, December 28



Community School lists winter slate

DALLAS -- Dallas Community School is offering a series of winter classes and workshops for learners of all ages, as well as after-school enrichment classes for students in Grades 3 through 6.

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Mayor gets chance to swap ideas

DALLAS -- Mayor Jim Fairchild and Councilor Wes Scroggin attended the National League of Cities Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this month. The National League of Cities is a lobbying and advocacy group for local governments.

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Thursday, December 22



Wednesday, December 21

  

Winter shows up right on schedule

POLK COUNTY -- The first ice storm of the season arrived late on Sunday afternoon, crippling much of the Willamette Valley and making for a truly treacherous Monday drive to work.

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Equestrians love what they do

DALLAS -- It's 35 degrees in the covered arena at M&B Ranch in Dallas. Parents huddle around a propane heater for warmth. Pee Wee the dog shivers in her blanket. Her mistress, Caitlin Koloen, is in the arena helping the trainers set up the night's practice.

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LIVING

12/21 Living: five-generation Ediger family

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Monday, December 19



Wednesday, December 14

       

Alert cadets save families

MONMOUTH -- Three local families are homeless following a three-alarm fire last week that gutted their apartment complex.

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Is a bus in M-I's future

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- A local real estate developer wants to create a public transportation system for Monmouth and Independence.

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As tree sellers know, it's doggone c-c-cold outside

DALLAS -- This time of year a northly wind can add a frigid bite to otherwise tolerable temperatures. Standing outside in an open parking lot, the icy breeze slices through the gaps in knit clothing -- not optimal conditions for Christmas cheer.

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Wednesday, December 7

                 

At 90, Vern's on a roll

DALLAS -- Vern Lesley has been bowling for about 20 years. He can't remember when he started. It's been too long.

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Dance recital will benefit holday project

MONMOUTH -- The tiny dancers at The Dance Studio in Monmouth were working hard last week to prepare for their upcoming Christmas recital at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Central High School.

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Friday, December 2