*Heron Pointe hosts Egyptian art show *Eagle Scout to be honored on Nov. 12 *Book Fair at WVH set for Nov. 14 *Gardeners will share winterizing methods *Chemeketa hosts college/career night*Online genealogy training offered *Rotary gives out 294 dictionaries*Pizza night will benefit local youth*Holiday parade date set; presents needed*Lighthouse animal event is Nov. 18*Local man earns naval qualification*Grief/loss lecture set for Nov. 29*Senior jam date moved to the 30th*Monmouth center has new practicum aides*Ticor Title will help two local charities*Next blood drivesOctober 31, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce warns all local businesses about callers who are currently soliciting sponsorship advertising for sports posters and calendars on behalf of the Dallas Booster Club and the Dallas School District.October 31, 2006 midnight read more..
*County, Chemeketa have earned trust*Community Holiday Project needs help *Story about library worker is enjoyed *Ridicule doesn't add anything to discourse *Safeway promotion is big help to schools *Hooley works with Dallas, other cities*Can't serve locally, afar at same time*Nose looks like fair game -- to a kitten*Political recordings invade our homes*Board member will monitor expenditures*Opposers of Monmouth retail are selective *Faith in some things is logical and vital*Total fitness class is a real knockout *Thanks to Ugo's for great support*Re-elect Boquist to state legislature *The tipping point in history: torture. *Many work to make Panther auction great *So county is running smoothly? Maybe not *Athletes make Falls City community proud *Republicans show unprincipled side*Lots going on with local Legion post *Taste of front lines would do them goodOctober 31, 2006 midnight read more..
We don't need to glance at the calendar to know it's the first day of November. The weather has turned cold and nasty, and every dark and bleak day drags us closer to the dead of winter. With the end of daylight saving time last weekend, it seems like every day is darker than the day before.October 31, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Kids make mistakes. Some kids make big mistakes. Adults make mistakes too, but this story is about kids and the consequences of big mistakes.October 31, 2006 midnight read more..
The cross country team gets personal bests from 14 of 18 runners.October 25, 2006 midnight read more..
*Dallas will host disaster scenario learning fair*Ferry closes for season on Oct. 29*Monmouth council to meet candidates *Oregon Authors event is Oct. 28 *No trick here: Kids parade due*Marquis promotes two executives*Bible school moves into its 65th year*Art classes for youngsters set*Annual art show due in Willamina*Karate sessions offered in Dallas *Falls City has anti-drug rally*DRV will treat visiting children*Local woman is on rodeo court *Saturday peace prayer rally set*Gospel concert set for Sunday*Shriners stage free screening*WOU hosts Hooley and challengers *Mushroom ID class offered*Love and Logic parenting class *Special concert set for Guthrie*Library book sale set for Saturday*Monmouth plans downtown festival*Drive will aid local Food Share*Total Fitness class has openings*Clothing drive begins on Nov. 1 *Marriage-enriching course is offered *Harvest event is for fun, UNICEF *ClarificationOctober 24, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Some people might think a smaller grocery store such as Dallas Select Market simply can't compete with big outlets like Safeway and Wal-Mart.October 24, 2006 midnight read more..
Pedee members of Polk County Fire District No. 1 were among the fire units that answered the call to a fire Oct. 11 that destroyed the home of Jerald and Carol Bush. The home is on the former Emery Moore Farm on Maxfield Road, not far from Kings Valley.October 24, 2006 midnight read more..
*Let county keep running smoothly*Starrett, Lamb are best choices *Leave well enough alone in county*Time Polk gets with the times*Irv Blake was a real warrior *Commission needs change; vote Homuth *Time for change on commission*Dodge, Ritchey should be kept *Shein good choice for Dallas council*Lamb will provide a fresh approach *McArdle needed for Independence *Coalition harms innocent citizens*County Democrats should be ashamed*Dodge has record of performance *Dodge is man of integrity*Evans is strong leader for Oregon*Signs aren't so clever after all *Wholeheartedly backs Sue Lamb *The real fcats support bond *Dems' committee is a comedy act *DHS players are fine role models*Brown cares, and deserves election *Third graders did super job on posters *Thanks to kind folks who helped *County needs Lamb's touch *Good, bad, ugly is in everyoneOctober 24, 2006 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Community members will decide next month whether to greenlight Measure 27-82, a $13.5 million bond that would pay for safety improvements in Central School District facilities and resolve short-term enrollment capacity issues.October 17, 2006 midnight read more..
*MINET internet hit by exchange outage*Auction added to Sabrina benefit*DHS parent-teacher conferences due*Ballston turkey dinner scrubbed*Extension Service honors two locals*Seniors jam evening away*Library's summer programs thrive*Total Fitness classes offered*Church marks 100 years in Falls City *Faithful Heart concert is Nov. 5*Country gospel performance due*Church hosts fair, soup and pie sale*"Life story" writing workshop offered*PCL offers Casino night fund raiser*Local firm gets grant to educate providers*Tilth conference set*Eagle Scout honored*Wine class set *CorrectionOctober 17, 2006 midnight read more..
*Commissioners are good team*Costa Rica group loved local visit*It's all about customer service*Commissioners duck responsibility*Vote to end rule by crony culture*Rich get richer but many suffer*Commissioners run a tight ship *Good reasons for passing road bond*Local golf course really delivered*Wilson will serve Independence well *Partisan harping can ruin liberty*Winters is leader in fighting meth *Shocked that Dems pull Dodge support*Stay the course with commissioners *Group offers support for ARMD sufferers*Vote yes to keep CCC serving Polk*School bond info not on the level*Support bond; roads can't wait*Dodge should be kept on the jobOctober 17, 2006 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- It's almost time for ghouls, goblins and gory creatures of all forms to take the streets and beg for candy. Halloween comes in less than two weeks, and the American Red Cross has released its annual safety tips for treaters of all ages.October 17, 2006 midnight read more..
Board of Commissioners Question 1: What is the first major improvement for life in Polk County that you feel can be accomplished by the Board of Commissioners with your help? Question 2: If you had a gift of $100,000 to add to the funding of any one (and only one) county program, what would it be?October 10, 2006 midnight read more..
Legislative Races Question 1: Drugs and drug-related crimes, affordable health care, education quality and funding, taxes and the economy, and regulation of state spending -- these are five major issues on voters' minds. Pick one of these and give us, briefly, your ideas for implementing positive change. Question 2: How can individual citizens in your district make it a better place to live?October 10, 2006 midnight read more..
*Road bond issue deserves support*Winters puts our students first *Thank you for act of kindness *Some suggestions for federal politicians *Ah, now it all becomes clear *Ritchey knows and serves community*Fuel taxes should cover road repairs *Thanks to Laidlaw and driver Freda*Dodge is asset to Polk County*Thanks to all who stepped up to help*Panther Auction keys to success*Saxton knows how to get things done *Yes for Central schools bond*Sue Lamb will be leader for countyOctober 10, 2006 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Nitiporn Siripon grew up in a small village with a big name: Bannongklonghuakua, in Kutrang province, Thailand. Nitiporn, or "Jo", as the kindergarteners at Lyle Elementary call her, is a foreign exchange teacher with the AFS International Teacher Exchange.October 10, 2006 midnight read more..
*Falls City will discuss police levy*Avast, ye swabbies and pumpkin painters*Mexicano migration is program topic*Yard debris dropoff days scheduled in M-I *World Gym has grand re-opening*Mercier takes chair of Tribal Council*Art classes offered at PEARL Center*Conservation district work session set *Boo Bash benefits Humane Society*Coin collectors to meet in Dallas*Guthrie Park center slates country dance*Local youth earns work scholarship*Caregiver support classes are offered*Parade date set; presents needed*Pirates day due; storytimes offered *Radio operators will hear pilot*Dallas salon has new name, location*Mexican dinner is for church benefit*Teen driving manual available at DMVOctober 10, 2006 midnight read more..
*Caring community deserves praise*Local hospital does an excellent job *Road bond money will be well spent *Bush not to blame for everything bad *Thanks for chance to lead at festival*A "yes" vote for Chemeketa bond *McArdle is right for Independence* H20 needs help to keep helping *Liberals need to wake up, stand up *Why Christians should vote *County road bond makes good sense *Register, then vote Democrat *Brown is right choice for voters *Event will mark Polk heritage *Longtime market owner thanks Dallas *Supporting CCC bond measureOctober 3, 2006 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- City officials and residents objecting to the installation of a crematory in their neighborhood are disputing what should and shouldn't be included in the written record of a case filed with the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.October 3, 2006 midnight read more..
*Playground to be dedicated*Car show is Sunday*DHS Homecoming events set*Apple Festival is Oct. 14*Annual doll show and sale*Manager named in Dallas*Church celebrates 150 years*Legion meeting open*Remote control rally set*Make a Difference Day*Asperger's/ADHD workshop*Baker gets straight A's*Soup and Pie Sale*Elks collect hearing aids*WVH Auxiliary Book Sale*Gospel concert in Dallas*Red Hat group forms*Craft sale is Saturday*Grief Recovery Series*Audubon Green Awards*Willand retires*Tavolazzi advancesOctober 3, 2006 midnight read more..
These beautiful autumn days are beginning to fly by, and the calendar tells us that Old Man Winter is hiding just around the corner. Walking around the Western Oregon University campus, I noticed the trees are beginning to wear their fall colors, and it's only a matter of time before those gorgeous leaves cover our lawns and sidewalks (and become not so gorgeous when we have to deal with them).October 3, 2006 midnight read more..