PEDEE -- Imagine a community where, once a year, they invite you to eat homemade pie and soup. Then, plop that community in the middle of the prettiest rural country on earth, stir in a sunny November day, and suddenly you have the recipe for a successful fundraiser.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- There are wide eyes and open mouths among the small group of students from Corvallis Waldorf School as Celeste Fraser leads them into the center of the earth -- or more precisely, a balloon 22-feet in circumference and hand-painted to resemble the planet that filled the foyer of Western Oregon University's Hamersly Library last week.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
*Thanksgiving lunch offered at church*Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees*Pets can have photo with Santa*Baroque holiday concerts scheduled*Church to host music performance*Life story writing workshop planned*Civil Air Patrol sets open house*Garden Club will sell holiday greens*Soup bowl dinner, auction set at DHS*Agricultural safety workshop on tap*Dallas book author featured at Capitol*Holiday tea set at Gentle House*Rotary members are selling fudge*'Share the Warmth' drive under way*Members needed for prison committee*Benefit fundraiser set for Bambinos*Hospice to honor recently deceased*Rickreall Grange sets flea market*Monmouth church has special serviceNovember 25, 2008 midnight read more..
Information for the police and court report comes from local law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included in this report. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Bridgeport Elementary teacher Elaine Austin turns on the computer and the day's lesson comes to life through vibrant colors and a fun story. The best part is the technology used to teach her third- and fourth-grade class is free.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Authorities are urging people who frequent Riverview Park to use caution when near the shore of the Willamette River, which is flowing high and fast.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- As requests for alternative energy permits are on the rise, Polk County staff is taking a closer look at regulations to make sure your neighbor's proposed wind turbines aren't so tall that they block the sun.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- A new drop-in mental health center in Dallas will provide a safe haven for those looking to recover.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
PEDEE -- With three turkeys cooked, pies finished, vegetables boiling on the stove, and 25 pounds of peeled potatoes waiting to be mashed, the students from Luckiamute Valley Charter School turn their attention toward their next task: the stuffing.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
WEST SALEM -- Tickets are available now for the Children's Educational Theatre and Pentacle Theatre's partnered performances of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," beginning Dec. 11 at the Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW.November 18, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Local groups interested in making improvements to Independence's parks can apply for small grants -- up to $5,000 -- if they can come up with matching funds or the equivalent in volunteer work, said Shawn Irvine of the city of Independence.November 18, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence will delay a decision on its proposed set of criteria that journalists must meet to attend executive sessions until a task force of municipal government and news media industry leaders co-author policy guidelines.November 18, 2008 midnight read more..
In a story headlined "Bilingual SMART readers sought," which appeared on Page 7A of the Nov. 12 Itemizer-Observer, it should have been reported that SMART readers at Independence Elementary School have never been paid employees and have always been volunteers. The I-O regrets the error.November 18, 2008 midnight read more..
Information for the police and court report comes from local law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included in this report. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.November 18, 2008 midnight read more..
*Flu shots given today at hospital*Donations sought for jog-a-thon*Rotary leader visits local club*Oakdale will host family art night*chess competition includes area girls*Door-to-door food drive is Thursday*ICAN student art to be displayed*Snow sports film scheduled at WOU*Senior music jam on tap for Nov. 20*Baskett Slough field trip slated*Fundraiser will aid Food Share*Auxiliary begins See's candy slae*Clothing donations will help the needy*W. Salem Kiwanis meet on Tuesdays*Trinity to conduct Thanksgiving meal*Local duo raises dog for blind man*Account opened for youth's funeral*ICAN calendar of youth art available*Holiday wreaths sold by group*Central High hosts senior luncheonNovember 18, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- How do you get Independence Elementary School children to read? Try dressing up like the Queen of England or singing "Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut." Or, if you are Kees Grashoff, put on a black wig and a monkey suit, growl, and call yourself "Bigfoot."November 18, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Because of dedicated middle school students, the Monmouth and Independence communities are becoming a safer place.November 11, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Friends of the Ritner Creek Bridge are selling engraved bricks to raise money to assist with the upkeep of the 1926 bridge.November 11, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The number of flu shots given by Polk County Public Health this fall has decreased significantly since last year, but officials believe it's because the vaccine is widely available.November 11, 2008 midnight read more..
*WOU music hall to be rededicated*Program set for rhododendron buffs*Veterans' benefits topic of workshop*Holiday grieving is seminar focus*Garden project set at Gentle House*Christmas Pageant seeking volunteers*Author to sign books at bazaar*American Legion is program topic*Audition winners to perform concert*Understanding IEP workshop slated*Driver's safety classes on tap*Training offered for CASA volunteersNovember 11, 2008 midnight read more..
*M-I voters' faith much appreciated*Auto wreckers deliver for FCHS*Polk's election team is top-notch*Many helped make haunting a success*School district can find ways to save*Pageant brings joy to so many*Dallas school vote very disappointing*Generous support has been blessing*Relay challenge is real team effortNovember 11, 2008 midnight read more..
Those arriving for the 10 a.m. service at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church on Nov. 2 found Christmas shoe boxes for Navajo families in New Mexico on the front edge of the platform at the front of the sanctuary. Other boxes were added until there were 16 boxes ready to send at the close of the service.November 11, 2008 midnight read more..
Information for the police and court report comes from local law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Those arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.November 11, 2008 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- A directive from the regional office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could threaten future taxiway access between the Independence State Airport (ISA) and the adjoining airpark to the east.November 11, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- International Education Week will take place at Western Oregon University from Nov. 17-21.November 11, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County is seeking applicants for appointments to the Polk County Health Advisory Board, which assists the Polk County Board of Commissioners in its efforts to administer mental and public health programs through activities and services.November 4, 2008 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- The Bureau of Land Management has finalized its plan to promote sustained yield on 2.6 million acres of Western land. If approved by the federal courts this December, counties could see revenue to offset the losses from federal timber payments.November 4, 2008 midnight read more..
Fun at LaCreole Friday, Nov. 7November 4, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- "This is the grossest part," said a squeamish-looking Andrea Richards, 15, as she pulled a handful of guts from the pumpkin she and Marge Curtis were carving last week at Heron Pointe Assisted Living Community. "But it's also the most fun."November 4, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- While those 18 years of age and older finished filling out ballots for the country's general election, students at Whitworth Elementary School participated in their own election.November 4, 2008 midnight read more..
*County Fair Boad seeks new member*Parenting class set in Monmuth*Community coffee club meets Friday*Students plan veteran program*MVCA schedules fundraising auction*Potential students get WOU preview*Shriners Hospital seeking patients*Central Lions Club to honor veterans*Dinner fundraiser on tap at center*Help with food stamps available*Donations accepted for DHS food drive*Art pavillion to be dedicated Nov. 12*Tickets ready for Christmas Pageant*Radio group open to new membersNovember 4, 2008 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Last spring, a Dallas High School student was in a coma for two weeks.November 4, 2008 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Operating costs for MINET rose 33 percent during the 2007-08 fiscal year, while revenue from service subscribers nearly doubled during that same time period.November 4, 2008 midnight read more..