Stories for January 2006

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Wednesday, January 25

     

Western celebrates 150

MONMOUTH -- State education representatives, community members along with students and alumni -- past and present -- gathered last week to wish Western Oregon University a happy birthday.

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Falls City Notes / Dorothy Cassidy

I have had enough "liquid sunshine" for awhile -- how about you? Whoever came up with that "liquid sunshine" term, anyway? When the wind is blowing and the rain is running down your neck because your umbrella has blown inside-out, it doesn't feel a thing like sunshine!

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Medicare: oh, what a tangled web

POLK COUNTY -- On Jan. 13 Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski issued emergency prescription drug assistance for Medicare patients who were having trouble accessing their new drug benefits.

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Pedee News / Nola Womer

Family Night at the Pedee Women's Clubhouse will be Friday, Jan. 27 with the potluck dinner beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come and enjoy board games and visiting with neighbors and friends.

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Falls City students learn life skills

FALLS CITY -- It's cold outside. The clouds are low, the air damp, and the rain has been falling at a record-breaking rate for more than two weeks. The water table has risen, and the falls that give this tiny town its name are roaring. They fill the air with a natural white noise.

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Thursday, January 19



Wednesday, January 18



Police seek robbery suspect

INDEPENDENCE -- Police are looking for a man armed with a handgun who robbed an Independence business Dec. 26 and may have burglarized another business next door.

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Now THIS is reading on a grand scale

DALLAS -- Oakdale Heights Elementary School hosted its second annual Family Reading Night last week. The event was sponsored by the school's Title I program and Parent-Teacher Club.

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Life on hold

Peter Banuelos awaits transplant that will get him back in school

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Pedee News / Nola Womer

The Rev. Folmer and Marilyn Strunk of Salem presented their mission work report during the Sunday School hour and worship service on Jan. 8 at Pedee Evangelical Church.

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Dean sees blessings, challenges

MONMOUTH -- After working in the field of higher education for more than 25 years, Stephen H. Scheck firmly believes in the old clich‚ of college being the best years of your life.

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Stamp shortage has been ironed out

POLK COUNTY -- Postage rates went up two cents on Jan. 8. It now costs 39 cents to send a standard letter (weighing up to an ounce), and 24 cents for a postcard.

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Monday, January 16



Thursday, January 12

  

Theater will soon be coming to Independence

INDEPENDENCE -- A state-of-the-art, eight-screen movie theater is coming to Independence, Mayor John Mardle announced Wednersday, Jan. 10, at the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon.

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Wednesday, January 11

  

Monmouth police tighten procedures for evidence

MONMOUTH -- The Monmouth Police Department has created a bank account to hold its seized drug money, a safeguard that comes months after a former employee stole more than $11,000 from the agency's evidence room.

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Event is set to help wife of firefighter

DALLAS -- Dallas firefighters are raising money to help one of their own pay for uninsured medical expenses. The firefighter's name is being kept confidential, but the fire department's information officer, Bill Hahn, said that his wife is sick with cancer.

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Pedee News / Nola Womer

Pedee neighbors and friends enjoyed a very pleasant evening waiting to welcome in the New Year on Dec. 31 at the Women's Club House in Pedee.

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Falls City kids building success

FALLS CITY -- Five times a week, rain or shine, a dozen Falls City High School students trudge out to the library side-building to wield hammers and nails for an hour or so.

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Wednesday, January 4

 

Pedee News / Nola Womer

The Christmas Eve candlelight service was enjoyed by about 50 participants at Pedee Evangelical Church. Following the singing of carols, Pastor Lonnie Burbank donned his "innkeeper" costume for his message "No Room at the Inn."

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Students step up and deliver

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- "I don't know if there are words to explain exactly how I feel about it, without sounding corny," Tino Banuelos said.

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A taste of home

By the luck of the draw, local soldier gets to see family during the holidays.

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Weighty resolution? Gym program can help

DALLAS -- Year after year, it is the No. 1 resolution: Lose weight. At a time when the United States is statistically at its fattest in history, many of us stare at our growing waistlines with dismay.

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Gravel company move gets OK

INDEPENDENCE -- The owners of Valley Concrete and Gravel have received a green light to move their mining operation out of Independence and onto farmland outside the city.

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Mayors will discuss state of the cities

INDEPENDENCE -- Mayors Larry Dalton of Monmouth and John McArdle of Independence will be the speakers at the Wednesday, Dec. 17 lunch forum of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce.

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