MONMOUTH -- The federal government has awarded the Teaching Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University $10.5 million to develop and improve service and education programs for children and adults who suffer from dual hearing and vision impairment.August 29, 2006 midnight read more..
*Monmouth officer shows wisdom and compassion *Bluegrass festival was a great success *Pedestrian safety is taken seriously *Box tops easy way to help our schools *Curt Lamb's special gift will be missed *Walgreens will move Monmouth forward *Enough is enough with poor cable service *Geographic ignorance pandemic, writer says *Critics invited to join local process *PCL's hard workers earn recognitionAugust 29, 2006 midnight read more..
*Polk SWCD recognizes staff and volunteers *Fitness club celebrates five years in business *Artists featured at First Friday event *Park near Grand Ronde set to open *"Survival" Spanish instruction offered *Monmouth recruiting for reserve officers *WVH Auxiliary selling Entertainment Books *Flea market resumes *Irish music workshops *Church volunteers seminar *Women's walking club *Pilots host breakfast *Drivers ed at CHS *Perrydale auction set *Meditation group meets *Valley nursery tourAugust 29, 2006 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- About 150 former classmates attended the annual Independence High School all-class reunion on Aug. 19 at Henry Hill Elementary School. Henry Hill is the site of the former high school, which was replaced by Central High in 1950.August 22, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to complete the Rickreall interchange by the end of this month, according to a press release from the ODOT offices in Salem. Lissa Willis, ODOT public affairs representative said that drivers should be aware that there will be more traffic flow changes in the next few weeks. "Drivers, especially regular commuters, will need to pay special attention to the signs and traffic flow to learn and establish the new patterns. Old habits die hard, and drivers "on auto-pilot" will find previous paths closed, to their dismay," Willis wrote. There will no longer be cross traffic turns coming from either direction. Drivers are asked to slow down and look for signs that will direct them on and off Highway 22 and the 99W interchange. This is a $16 million project that started last year. Landscaping will be completed next spring. For more detailed information, pick up next week's Itemizer-Observer at local news stands.August 17, 2006 midnight read more..
8/16 editorialsAugust 15, 2006 midnight read more..
*Wake up; freedom carries a cost *Disappointed at display of photo *Israel is not the aggressor * Thanks for E3 Board's support *What a blessing good friends are *Hard summer work never hurt kids *Loved neighborhood Salgado concert *Offensive music played at rodeoAugust 15, 2006 midnight read more..
*Mexican fiesta day * Police's investigation of pipe bombs continues *Monmouth teen hurt; power cut in crash *Downtown Monmouth event a success *Big day of garden information planned *Garden club plans trip *Airman finishes training *Monmouth native helps in South Carolina *Special education programs available *LaCreole passes AYPAugust 15, 2006 midnight read more..
SALEM -- Chemeketa Community College students in many programs, including those as diverse as art, nursing, electronics and early childhood education, will find scholarships available to them for fall term through the college foundation.August 9, 2006 midnight read more..
Greg Gustafson's Amazing Border Collies showed off their aerobatic and athletic prowess at Riverview Park for the last event in the Chemketa Regional Libraries Summer Reading Series: Paws, Claws, Scales and Tails. Gustafson rescues all of his dogs. They range in age from 5 months to 13 years. He has been training Border Collies for 10 years at his home in Corvallis. He says his show is one of a kind, because his dogs can play Frisbee, basketball, soccer and football. As part of his show, Gustafson stresses that the brilliant Border Collie is not for every family. These dogs need constant challenge and stimulation to stay out of trouble. His message: Think before you adopt.August 9, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- A lot of mass e-mails floating through cyberspace have no basis in reality. Well meaning people pass these contests, pleas for money, petitions, anecdotes and warnings on to their friends, thinking that they're helping make the world a brighter, safer place.August 2, 2006 midnight read more..
* "First Friday" event * LaCreole orientation * City council vacancy * 4-H to show animals * Blood draw set * Holbrook finishes BCT * Hungry? Check this * Elks conduct drive * M-I lunch program * Border collies featured * Volunteers sought * Kinsey family reunion * Senior driver safety * Snowbirders to gather * Women's Connection * Personal Ponies benefit * "Moonlight and Vines" * Old building upgradedAugust 2, 2006 midnight read more..
Among those attending the ladies garden luncheon July 22 at Jennings Lodge were Pam Burbank, Bev DeSaulnier, Glenda Bush and Arlene Kovash of the Pedee area; Laura Dyer of Monmouth; Sue Burbank of Dallas, and her sister, Sharon Mark of Gresham. Arlene and Sue drove the group.August 2, 2006 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Dave Elverud offers his teenage construction crew a few brief instructions on a mercifully cool July morning, minutes before the job site just north of Talmadge Middle School is filled with the sounds of pounding hammers and steel trowels.August 2, 2006 midnight read more..