Stories for March 2006

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Wednesday, March 29

  

Pedee News / Nola Womer

Chris and Jennifer Vandenberg enjoyed a visit with her parents, Stephen and Kathy Ice, and her aunt, Patti Miller, from Deadwood, S.D.

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DHS students top $6,320 in funds for Doernbecher

DALLAS -- With money still to come from the Dragon Shot competition and the pop can drive, Dallas High School students raised $6,320 for Doernbecher Children's Hospital during their annual Doernbecher Week festivities.

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Dallas Indoor Park finds a new home

DALLAS -- Last month, Dallas Indoor Park was asked by the Foursquare Church (which now owns the former Mennonite Brethren church building) to relocate from the site on Washington Street.

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Wednesday, March 22

   

Graveyard shift or not, alert officers save the day

MONMOUTH -- Nursing a cold, Monmouth Police Officer Matt Olafson was grateful to be nearing the end of a graveyard shift -- and his work week -- during the early hours of March 14 when dispatch called in a report of an apartment fire.

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Lumberman Hampton dies at 80

POLK COUNTY -- Longtime Polk County resident John Hampton, one of the giants of Oregon's timber industry, died last week in Portland at age 80. He had suffered recently from lung cancer.

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Preschool screening scheduled for Dallas

DALLAS -- The Dallas School District is sponsoring its second annual early childhood screening and kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 24 at Lyle Elementary School.

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Lewis-Clark lore comes to Grand Ronde

GRAND RONDE -- A Lewis and Clark Bicentennial walk-through exhibit called "the Corps of Discovery II" will be in Grand Ronde from Saturday, March 25 to Sunday, April 2.

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Agreement made for Monmouth fire station move

MONMOUTH -- Polk County Fire District No. 1 officials unanimously agreed last week to trade the agency's Monmouth fire station property to the real estate developers who plan to build Main Street Park Plaza.

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Pedee News / Nola Womer

The graveside memorial service for Irene Jefferson, who died at her Pedee home on Jan. 8 will held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Womer Cemetery in Pedee. Her husband, George Jefferson, is buried there.

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Experts will show citizens how to identify meth house

SALEM -- Concerned citizens can learn how to tell is a house has been a methamphetamine site at a 7:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, March 23, at the Pringle Park Community Center, 606 Church Street NE in Salem. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided by First Tech Credit Union.

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Wednesday, March 8

               

Energy-saving drive begins

POLK COUNTY -- The blue-and-white fliers found on the front doornobs of area homeowners this month are from Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc., an independent nonprofit organization established to promote energy efficiency for customers of Pacific Power, Portland General Electric and NW Natural Gas.

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Freedom of speech

Western students walk the line between trampling others' rights and yielding one's own.

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Hooley to speak at Central High School

INDEPENDENCE -- U.S. Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.) will speak at Central High School at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10. Hooley will discuss her request to the Government Accountability Office that it conduct a study on the correlation between modernized schools and student achievement.

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Central dance team moves to a jungle beat

INDEPENDENCE -- Judges at the upcoming state dance competition might feel as if they've gone on safari after witnessing the "African Jungle Beats" routine of the Central Sensations.

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Dallas man is charged in deaths of horses

POLK COUNTY -- A Dallas man has pleaded not guilty to several animal neglect charges after Polk County deputies found three dead horses, and several others in various states of physical neglect, on his property last week.

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Meningitis case "isolated"

PERRYDALE -- The Perrydale 15-year-old student diagnosed with bacterial meningococcal disease on Feb. 21 is recovering nicely, according to Perrydale staff. He may return to school part-time this week.

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School contract bargaining goes amicably

DALLAS -- Dallas School District is bargaining a new teacher's contract with Dallas Education Association (DEA). Currently, tentative agreement has been reached on 16 of the 33 articles and the process has gone smoothly, officials said.

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Falls City Notes / Dorothy

The days are getting longer -- yahoo! The short days are the part of winter I have a hard time with. Once I see a few new sprouts sticking out of the ground, I know I am going to make it!

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Wednesday, March 1

                  

McArthur portrays a Civil War-era Oregon

POLK COUNTY -- Monmouth author Scott McArthur will share some passages from his forthcoming book on life in Oregon during the Civil War at 2 p.m., March 4 in the Independence Public Library's meeting room

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Measure 37 claimants back in business

POLK COUNTY -- Things are moving slowly rather than in a rush after the Oregon Supreme Court upheld Measure 37 last week. The state's highest court found that the controveresial land use law is not unconstitutional, reversing a Marion County circuit court judge's earlier ruling.

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First Friday show set

DALLAS -- Vicki Brink, a dry pastel artist from Dallas, is the PEARL Gallery's featured artist for March. Her show will open this Friday.

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