INDEPENDENCE -- Artists, musicians and storytellers will be on hand for the annual Day of the Child celebration in Independence on April 28 and 29.April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County farmers and ranchers collectively racked up more than $130 million in sales in 2005, according to figures released by the Oregon State University Extension Office earlier this month.April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
Arizona law enforcement authorities have taken a father and son into custody in connection with a home break-in near Phoenix earlier this month, during which former Central School District superintendent Forrest Bell was beaten and his brother-in-law killed.April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- For more than a year now, Dallas Public Works employees have been working on an aquifer storage and recovery system (ASR).April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The LaCreole Middle School Student Council is one of 26 high school and middle school councils in the state to receive "Honor Student Council" status, the Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC) announced.April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- "I understand that this became a huge topic and it was never meant to be," LaCreole Principal Diane Baumgartner said to the 20 or so parents gathered to discuss proposed changes to the eighth-grade recognition ceremony.April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Relay for Life teams are working hard to raise funds for this year's event, 6 p.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20. By supporting any of the events listed you will be helping to fund research and the American Cancer Society (ACS)in its effort to find a cure.April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Seven students from Polk County won regional honors at a recent spelling contest in Salem conducted by the Willamette Education Service District, which serves Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- A number of the valley's regional governments, including Polk County and the City of Independence, are trying to create an ongoing channel maintenance program to alleviate bank erosion and growing sand and gravel deposits in the Willamette River.April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
RICKREALL -- Jesus Our Jubilee Ministries will vacate the old Rickreall School building at the end of the current school term. There is no word yet whether the group plans to reopen the school in a different location in the fall.April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
Gunfire on the streets of Baghdad was not an uncommon occurrence in post-war Iraq in 2005, but Pete Roy said the shots ringing outside the Al-Sadeer Hotel the morning of March 9 of that year were more than enough to roust him from bed.April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for Dallas-area residents will begin Tuesday, May 2. The classes entail a two-hour-a-week commitment for eight weeks and are conducted by the Dallas Fire Department.April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
RICKREALL -- John Minahan, interim president of Western Oregon University, was the guest speaker at the Polk County Historical Society's annual awards presentation Saturday, April 15. Minahan gave a "Physiological History of the City of Monmouth and Western Oregon University."April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Relay for Life teams are offering a variety of ways for residents to help support fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society. The ACS Relay is 6 p.m. to noon, May 19 and 20 on the track at Central High School in Independence.April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
Monmouth resident and current Reedsport School District superintendent Forrest Bell is mending from physical injuries suffered during a violent home invasion and robbery while visiting family near Phoenix, Ariz. earlier this month.April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
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MONMOUTH -- The Monmouth Senior Center, 180 Warren St. S., offers a number of health-related services and activities to benefit the public. For appointments or more information: the center at 503-838-5678, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
SALEM -- On Wednesday, April 5, almost 200 people packed into the Salem Senior Center. The commons room was filled to overflowing with disabled citizens, their families and their caregivers.April 12, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Two Oregon State Police troopers on Fish & Wildlife Division boat patrol on the Willamette River a few miles north of Independence rescued three adults on Sunday, April 9, after their canoe overturned.April 12, 2006 midnight read more..
ADAIR VILLAGE -- The Army Corps of Engineers plans to inspect the former Camp Adair military site for hazardous waste and old ordnance beginning in July.April 12, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Local residents can support the 2006 Polk County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society by taking part in these team fundraisers. The ACS Relay is 6 p.m. to noon, May 19 and 20 on the track at Central High School in Independence.April 12, 2006 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- Twelve students from schools in the Monmouth-Independence area -- from Henry Hill Elementary School to Western Oregon University -- were nominated by their teachers as Student Citizens, and honored at the Communinity Award banquet last week.April 5, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The Luckiamute Watershed Council is inviting the public to attend its spring seminar series on topics of interest to anyone who wants to improve water quality and living conditions for wildlife, plants and humans.April 5, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- "Decisive Parenting: Powerful Tools for Parents of Teens" is a free program designed specifically for the parents of teenagers. The six-week class will meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning April 13 in conference room "B" on the third floor of the Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St.April 5, 2006 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- City leaders say they will be modest, yet forward-thinking in the way they select and finance projects using urban renewal district (URD) funds during the first few years of its existence.April 5, 2006 midnight read more..