*Chautauqua program set at library*Breakfast will benefit Habitat*Activities are set for Day of Prayer*Hundreds of lunches served during break *DHS Class of '72 planning reunion *Dallas grad Cordy completes training*Teams raising funds for Relay for Life *Yard sale items sought for event *Church Women's lunch is May 4April 24, 2007 midnight read more..
The wrapup of the Read-a-thon competition at Independence Elementary School featured a joust between the kingdoms of Readopolis and Bookwormia, an appearance by the court jester, and the reading of the decree introducing the king and queen. In the end, the official winners were the Bookwormians -- but all IES students combined to read two years, two months, six days, 16 hours and 30 minutes' worth of books this school year. Quite a feat in any realm. Next year's theme: "Make a Deal to Read."April 24, 2007 midnight read more..
*Those who oppose timber harvets force higher fees on us*Many help raise funds for Sabrina with raffle event*Couple's kind act much appreciated by owners of dog*Ace is the place; employee knows how to get paint off*Fitness class just in time for summerApril 24, 2007 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Revisiting what had been a dead issue for months, the Independence City Council unanimously denied Farnstroms Mortuary last week an opportunity to operate a crematorium from its residential area location because of zoning laws.April 17, 2007 midnight read more..
Often during the 30 years I spent as a public high school teacher, business owners would complain that the graduates from our school could not write a clear description of their services, or explain a billing error in writing, or contact a client impressively in writing.April 17, 2007 midnight read more..
*Historical Society awards event set*Decisive Parenting classes offered*Nite Court offers interesting lineup*Dallas' Barber in medic training*Items needed for school's benefit*Perrydale will have brainstorming day*Nominations open for hero awards*Garden club slates visit to St. Paul*Future LV student orientation slated*Dallas district texts selected*Ivy pullers needed at nature reserve*Local men advance in USAF training*Health board meets*Board has opening*Church concert set*el group dueApril 17, 2007 midnight read more..
After nearly two months of meetings with Gov. Ted Kulongoski and his assistants Tim Nesbit and Lane Shetterly, Sens. Floyd Prozanski and Kurt Schrader, and Rep. Greg Macpherson, two things have become apparent: Our input and suggestions have been and will continue to be ignored, and no bipartisan Measure 37 compromise will be forthcoming this legislative session.April 17, 2007 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Oregon will take its first steps this summer toward incorporating "facial recognition" technology and other anti-fraud measures into the way driver's licenses, instruction permits and non driver-identity cards are issued.April 17, 2007 midnight read more..
It's budget crunch time for the cities of Monmouth and Independence, and our council members are working hard to decide how to spend the revenue available for the many necessary services. This is also an opportunity for everyone to attend meetings where these many topics are currently under discussion.April 17, 2007 midnight read more..
That seasonal affliction known as Spring Fever is highly contagious and has hit MI Town like the proverbial ton of bricks. There isn't a single antidote for this bewitching and euphoric state of mind and body, and the best thing we can all do is to go with it and anticipate the wonderful days to come.April 10, 2007 midnight read more..
*Curves customers, staff boost local food bank*Vandalizing hard-earned reader board low indeed*Thoughts of many help family in time of grief*Many thanks to Dallas Community Foundation *Legislature still trying to curtail citizens' rightsApril 10, 2007 midnight read more..
*Spaghetti feed at DHS is Whitworth benefit*Dallas Library will host open house*Pedee pie and craft auction set for Friday *Blossoms will abound at Brunk House event*Monmouth plans tree planting, cleanup day*Buena Vista ferry to open on April 25 *Relay for Life teams raise funds *Monmouth council agenda listed*Hemman moves ahead in USAF training*Rickreall pageant gathering slated*Firms with local ties rated among state's best *Coin counting service added at Monmouth bank *Donut sale to aid DHS grads' party *Driver safety classes offered*Country dance at Guthrie *Conversation Club meets at library *Activities for kids, ballroom dancers offered *Personal Ponies visiting day set *County road day scheduled May 5 *Movie scheduled at senior center *Gideons host event *CorrectionApril 10, 2007 midnight read more..
*Relay for Life benefit events are under way*Casino night set as fund raiser *Ritner Bridge update *Easter party set*Literacy volunteers sought *Bevens on program *Courthouse greeters needed *Church concert due*Sunrise service set *Early service added *Bingo for kids *Festival planned *Meeting is tonight*Cole concert set*Watershed signs go up*Airmen finish trainingApril 3, 2007 midnight read more..
Many readers may have heard about the rise in subprime loan defaults nationwide, and how that will affect them locally. (Subprime loans are loans provided to borrowers with spotty credit histories, usually with credit scores of less than 620).April 3, 2007 midnight read more..