Stories for April 2006

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Thursday, April 27

              

Wednesday, April 26



Pedee News / Nola Womer

Pedee Evangelical Church had three large Easter lily plants -- one on the organ, one on the communion table and one in the foyer for decorations for the April 16 services.

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Arrests made in beating, murder case involving Bell

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.

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Dallas school's student council gets top honor

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.

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ASA fills the need to compete

DALLAS -- A few years ago Michelle and Paul Cox started driving their daughter, Shelby, to and from fastpitch softball practice in Salem.

April 26, 2006 midnight read more..
   

Local events will raise funds for Relay teams

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.

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Victims' aid volunteers needed

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County district attorney's office is now accepting applications for its victim assistance program. The training is scheduled to begin in May.

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Wednesday, April 19



Study for river maintenance planned

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..
     

Local officer trains Iraqis, survives bomb

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.

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Dallas CERT training set for May start

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.

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Historical society honors several for their efforts

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..
  

Western hosts autism education conference

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University will host the Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pacific Room of Werner University Center.

April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
 

ACS Relay benefits set

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.

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Pedee News / Nola Womer

The Women's Bible Study that meets at the home of Arlene Kovash on Pedee Creek Road is starting the study of Ephesians at 9:15 a.m. Thursday mornings. All are welcome to attend. Call Arlene at 503-838-3512 for directions.

April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
 

Shaken Bell recounts break-in, fatal shooting

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..
 

Candidates will speak at WOU

MONMOUTH -- The Western Oregon University College Democrats will host two Democratic candidates for governor of Oregon in a Town Hall-style debate at Werner University Center at 7 p.m. on April 27.

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M37 processing fee dumped

POLK COUNTY -- When Polk County officials, along with the rest of Oregon, drew up an ordinance in the winter of 2004 to implement Measure 37 claims they included a processing fee of $500. That fee has been rescinded.

April 19, 2006 midnight read more..
     

Loss to barn, contents estimated at $650,000

POLK COUNTY -- A fire destroyed a large grass seed storage barn at 12680 S. Pacific Highway early Easter morning, causing more than $650,000 in damage, officials of Polk County Fire District No.1 said.

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Thursday, April 13

              

Wednesday, April 12

   

Falls City project is a winner

FALLS CITY -- One of the more visible projects being completed by Falls City High School seniors this year is a public basketball court renovation.

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Academy off to great start

MONMOUTH - The way Candice Thomas describes it, the partnership between Mid-Valley Christian Academy and Ash Creek Church was a match made in heaven.

April 12, 2006 midnight read more..
          

City more active in code enforcement

MONMOUTH -- City officials have taken more stringent measures during the past eight months in the way they monitor building code violations and respond to problems with apartments and rental units.

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Curiosity Auction is Saturday at fairgrounds

RICKREALL -- The Monmouth-Independence Community Foundation's Curiosity Auction (and dinner) fund-raising event is set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Polk County Fairgrounds (Arts and Crafts Building).

April 12, 2006 midnight read more..
  

Relay for Life fundraisers

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..


Wednesday, April 5

   

Police Academy bids Monmouth farewell

MONMOUTH -- The law enforcement officers who complete their training at the Oregon Police Academy this June will be the last class to graduate from the agency at its home of 18 years on the Western Oregon University campus.

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Watershed council sets environment seminars

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.

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Class designed to give parents valuable tools

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.

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