Stories for May 2006

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Wednesday, May 31

  

Pedee News / Nola Womer

Mark and Kathy Riddle had a birthday party with a "race car" theme honoring Lola on his 12th birthday, May 15. The party was held May 16 at Mendi's Pizza Parlor in Independence.

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Enrichment school to have WOU link

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Western Oregon University will be involved with a proposed accellerated learning program for teen students in Central School District.

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Thought from potential WOU Prep students

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Almost 75 local junior high students participated last month in a writing contest coordinated by officials of the proposed Western Oregon University Preparatory School (WOU Prep).

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Monmouth Council Agenda

Monmouth City Council will meet in executive session, according to state statute regarding public records and consultation with legal counsel, at 7:30 p.m., May 31 at Volunteer Hall, 144 South Warren Street.

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Thursday, May 25

          

Wednesday, May 24

  

Locals help Mississippians recover hope

POLK COUNTY -- Gail and Denvy Saxowsky gave a presentation in February to the First Presbyterian congregation of Dallas in which they talked about their recent relief trip to the hurricane-devastated gulf coast region.

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Detour set for Independence stretch

INDEPENDENCE -- Sewer upgrade work along Highway 51 between Striker and Polk roads will begin Tuesday, May 30, and will cause a daytime detour for the next four to five months.

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Exchange teacher a hit at Whitworth

DALLAS -- Gessara Meelarp (Nui for short) sits at a low table with four Whitworth first graders. She is soft-spoken and warm, and the children respond to her instructions with enthusiasm as they work through a series of reading comprehension questions.

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Relay aids families coping with losses

INDEPENDENCE -- White bags spaced evenly along the track. Art Kaiser, a beloved father. Frank McQuade enjoyed the outdoors. Bob Newmand loved to fish. Grandpa "Bub" was someone's hero.

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Relay tops $65,00 goal

POLK COUNTY -- The 2006 Polk County Relay for Life was more than a huge success as walkers took a final lap just before noon May 20 on the Central High School track in Independence.

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The tales that teach

Fables and turtles were the order of the day recently in Ms. Labrie's second- and third-grade class at Falls City Elementary School, which was studying the nature of insects and wild animals.

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Thursday, May 18

               

Wednesday, May 17

  

4-H offers camps for a variety of interests

The Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H program offers camp opportunities for youth this summer. The week-long camps are held at the Oregon 4-H Center located 7 miles northwest of Salem.

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Western students aid inmates' transition

The Northwest Regional Office of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ), housed at Western Oregon University, has implemented a project to help those newly released from Marion County jails transition into the community.

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Pedee News / Nola Womer

A project close to home: The Ritner Creek Bridge on Kings Valley Highway in Polk County near the Benton County line needs repairs beyond the resources of Polk County, according to the county commissioners.

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Firefighter of year is honored

POLK COUNTY -- The excitement of responding to life and death situations is one of the things that draws people into the firefighting profession.

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Relay for Life set to go

POLK COUNTY -- Ther sixth annual American Cancer Society Polk County Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. to noon, Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, at the Central High School track in Independence.

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Scabies causes problem at CHS

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- An outbreak of scabies has affected some staff and students at Central High School for at least the past three weeks, officials said.

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Dancing with Bach

Seven Western performers and their coach put maximum effort into preparing for Kennedy Center appearance

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Wednesday, May 10



Airport may be annexed by city

INDEPENDENCE -- Officials from the Oregon Department of Aviation have filed an application to have the Independence State Airport annexed into the city.

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IES teacher wins award from Disney

INDEPENDENCE -- Meg Greiner, a physical education teacher at Independence Elementary School, was chosen from more than 75,000 nominees nationwide to receive the 2006 Disney Teacher Award.

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Entertainment lineup set for Relay for Life

POLK COUNTY -- For the sixth year, Relay for Life participants will walk around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society's Polk County Relay for Life on May 19 and 20.

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Dallas to host hazardous waste collection event

DALLAS -- The cities of Dallas, Independence, Monmouth and Salem will co-sponsor a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Polk County Public Works facility, 820 SW Ash St.

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Letter carriers will make it easy to donate

POLK COUNTY -- Local postal carriers will participate in the National Letter Carriers Association annual food drive on Saturday, May 13. On that day, carriers will pick up food donations as they deliver mail.

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Wednesday, May 3

       

Hooked on Petanque

DALLAS -- "Nick, pick up the jack, quick," Ken Kentch said to his friend and fellow P‚tanque player, Nick Yerbick.

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Kids' swim program makes a splash

DALLAS -- For the first time, third grade students at Lyle, Whitworth and Oakdale Elementaries participated in six-week-long swim classes at the Dallas Aquatic Center this school year.

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Pedee News / Nola Womer

Among the many relatives and friends attending the wedding of Melanie Schierling and Brian Julian on April 22 at the Faith Evangelical Free Church at Dallas were my sister, Nila Shellenbarger of Monmouth, and I.

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Technicality stalls Walgreens

MONMOUTH -- The state has ordered Monmouth to revisit a 2005 zoning decision that would allow the construction of a Walgreens store at the corner of Highway 99W and Main Street.

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ACS Relay ceremonies set

POLK COUNTY -- The 2006 Polk County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society invites any survivor of cancer to be part of a Cancer Survivor Recognition event set for 6 p.m. Friday, May 19. Survivors are invited to walk the first lap of the relay to celebrate their victory over cancer.

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Wait for transplant over for Banuelos

INDEPENDENCE -- Tino Banuelos had to wait until he was out of his afternoon meeting last Thursday before he could check his voice mail. It was a cryptic message from his younger brother, Peter Banuelos.

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Motorist assaults officer

INDEPENDENCE -- An Independence man was arrested on Sunday after a bizarre and violent altercation with local law enforcement during which he used his vehicle to ram a police cruiser.

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Monmouth marks 150 years of change, stability

MONMOUTH -- At the turn of the 20th century, Monmouth could have been characterized by its churches and maple-lined streets, a railroad system that saved people a 2 1/2-mile walk to nearby Independence and a brass band comprised of talented locals that entertained for community events.

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