We've received our ballots in the mail, and election day is looming on the horizon, and if you've been too busy to vote on Measures 49 and 50, it's a good idea to find that ballot and vote soon. Regardless of your feelings on these issues, voting gives you an opportunity to participate in the election process on a local level.October 31, 2007 midnight read more..
*County road work project sites listed*Local event will honor Marine Corps *French film festival offered at Western *Veterans benefits seminar scheduled*WVH flu shot clinics set for nov. 14, 28*Lombardi is an honor graduate in AF training *Teen is sentenced for Grand Ronde church fire *Three juveniles arrested in county car smashingsOctober 31, 2007 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Ashley McGuyer says she is in conflict about elementary school boundary adjustments scheduled to take effect next fall.October 31, 2007 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- At the Monday night meeting of the Dallas School District board, members and visitors heard that the district "is in very good shape," as shared by Cory Bradshaw, director of curriculum, in response to the recent Oregon Department of Education's Highly Qualified Teacher Report.October 23, 2007 midnight read more..
These days as we celebrate the increasingly rare sun breaks by getting out for a good brisk walk around MI Town, it's great to saunter through the colorful autumn leaves and remember how much fun it was to be a kid at this time of year.October 23, 2007 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- Whether it's angry rhetoric emanating from abortion proponents and adversaries, outrage expressed over infringement on water and land rights, or jabs by one political candidate at another, hate has long been a prevalent feature of public discourse in this country.October 23, 2007 midnight read more..
*Buena Vista Ferry closing for season*Ballston dinner will be no more *Buchanan pens his adventures *Annual book fair due at WV Hospital*Willamina sets Art/Quilt Show*Master Gardener classes offered*Fire volunteers go on safety patrol*Panther Club event will be held Nov. 3*Workshop is for health care providers*Rickreall dinner set for Oct. 28 *4-H/Scandinavian Club meeting set*County road work sites are listed *Identity theft seminar offered*Spring Valley service scheduled *Local actor plays in OSU production*Historic home open*Glacier expert talks *October 23, 2007 midnight read more..
*Keep Dallas great by fighting graffiti*FC class thanks local auto wrecker*Thank you for support of Ashley*AMD exposure is slow process*Legislator weighs in on Measure 50*Yes on 49 is prudent course*Don't be fooled; vote no on 49*Mid-Valley Open backers thanked *Safety officials taken to task*ODOT grabs signs without the facts*Ignore deceptions; 49 is good policy*Inept politicians give us Measure 49*No on 49 means keeping freedomOctober 23, 2007 midnight read more..
* Monmouth library - The Monmouth Public Library will host a Halloween event, "Trick or Treat at the Library," at 3:30 on Oct. 31. It's for kids age 3 and up and will feature activities and crafts as well as treats. For more information: 503-838-1932.October 23, 2007 midnight read more..
*Polk 1 names new fire marshal *Falls City set for plant sale* *Dance featured at First Friday*LaCreole students collect glasses *Training set for hospice volunteers*Monmouth Senior Center activities*Downtown Halloween event sscheduled*DHS parent-teacher conferences set *WOU halls offer Halloween fun *Modern dance class for kids offered*Financial fraud program offered*Workshop can help holiday-time grief*Free orthopedic screenings offered*PCL will host casino night *Former NEA chair to speak at WOU*Volunteers sought for DRV gift shop *Entertainment books for sale *Monmouth Senior Center activities*Dallas seeks grant for trail system*Snively goes abroad*Daycare tax info *Richards finishes BCT*Celtic concert set*Authors day set*Concert cancelled*CorrectionOctober 16, 2007 midnight read more..
The late President Lyndon Baines Johnson once said that people you could go to the well with were treasures above everything else. When pressed for an explanation, he said that on the Texas frontier in the 1800s dangers lurked everywhere, and when settlers went to the well for water they depended on trustworthy people to protect them. Their lives and the lives of loved ones depended on it.October 16, 2007 midnight read more..
*Teen drivers ed is something we all can share in*Anti-hunting? Then go somewhere else*Shoe on other foot would be interesting *After Measure 50, what will be next? *Store gets rid of graffiti pronto*M49 will stop overdevelopment*Measure 49 is truly unfair *M49 repeals law, doesn't fix it *Measure 49 good for most of us*Developers try to mislead on 49*Community garden a big success *Anti-hunter is out to lunch*About M49 ... Remember source*Sewage sludge is a bad idea*October 16, 2007 midnight read more..
The northeast corner of Oregon is magnificent in the fall, and Aaron and Nonie Burbank took it in recently when they traveled to Joseph by way of the Columbia River. They returned five days later through Baker City and Mitchell, where they visited Pam Burbank's uncle and wife, Ken and Pat Bond.October 9, 2007 midnight read more..
It's the time of year for open houses and parent-teacher conferences at all the schools in MI Town, and a recent letter to the editor reminds me of my first time as a parent when I visited my daughter's kindergarten teacher many years ago.October 9, 2007 midnight read more..
*Trampling landowners' rights just plain wrong*Schools can do better job notifying parents*Watering with sewage is wrong*Laidlaw's service much appreciated*Anti-49 forces misrepresent case*Keep Oregon's land use assets intact*Voters, high court supported Measure 37*Voters not stupid; they have spoken*It's about rights, not just land use*Good Samaritans thanked by family*Church celebrates pastor's milestone *Oust those who oppose health plan*Tis the season for kill-crazy hunters*Concerned about Dallas trail system*Local station needs funds to stay on air *Islamic extremists not worth our livesOctober 9, 2007 midnight read more..
*West Salem history program is Oct. 20*Panther Club event will be held Nov. 3 *Polk volunteers needed for board*Monmouth council agenda posted*ID theft seminar set for Oct. 24*Two from county complete training *Mayor, Dallas honored by LOC*County road work projects continue*Kids' after-school programs offered*Total Fitness course to begin*Direction finding expert to talk*Creelan earns medical degree*Sale in Perrydale will aid fire dept.*Health board meets*Gospel concert set*Dance/potluck dueOctober 9, 2007 midnight read more..
*No-show parents are disappointment *Christmas pageant work is under way*Dog owner appeals for return of pet*Friend asks for return of dog*Polk's gravel roads need attention now*49 defies voice of Oregonians*Read measures, ignore distortions *Protect rights, vote "no" on 49*"Yes" on 49 will save farm land*M-I event took efforts of many*More praise for event volunteers*LAIF thanks two outgoing leaders*War goes on amid public distraction*Residents fed up with Charter cableOctober 2, 2007 midnight read more..
With a simple turn of the calendar page, it's a new month and - let's face it - a new season. No matter how much we want to cling to summer's last remnants, fall is here in all her glory, and we'll have to depend upon the photographs and souvenirs to remind us of those endless days of warmth and sunshine, as we welcome cool mornings and crisp evenings to MI Town.October 2, 2007 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Much has been made of the development revitalization in downtown Independence in recent years, yet there are still pockets that appear as though they were left behind. One is C Street.October 2, 2007 midnight read more..
*Perrydale's annual corn feed is Oct. 13*Apple Festival, Brunk tours set*Haunted house and food drive planned*Shreding offered free on Saturday*Whitworth ready for Jog-a-thon *Hazardous waste disposal offered*Soup/Pie Sale set for Oct. 18*This week's road work sites listed*Gun Club Road bridge meeting due*First Friday features students singing*Grand opening for Dallas store*Clinic has flu shots*Blessing of Animals*Planning under way for DHS senior party*PTC benefit set*Pam Scharf honored*Regalado fund raiser*Rhody expert slated *After School Club starts at library*Radio meet Oct. 27 *Site council openings*Locals in pageant*Broker gets CMPS designation *Burning ban lifted*Speakers can help with ballot confusion*Green Enterprise workshop slatedOctober 2, 2007 midnight read more..
Last month, the Dallas School District Board of Directors worked with Superintendent Christy Perry to define her goals for the next year. Typically, the superintendent's goals cover a broad range of topics and often mirror the same goals established by the school board.October 2, 2007 midnight read more..