DALLAS -- LaCreole Middle School students are keeping up a 15-year-old tradition of using their artistic skills to help graduating seniors celebrate.May 26, 2009 midnight read more..
It was a sunny trip to Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church on May 17. The pink dogwood blossoms were beautiful on the tree near the church office door. The large rhododendron plants are starting to bloom with large blossoms. The cactus in the foyer is a pink mass to welcome all who come. There was a beautiful large bouquet of pink carnations and other flowers on the table under the cross in the foyer.May 26, 2009 midnight read more..
*Community cleanup a great success*More activities for kids needed in area*Project ACHIEVE gives out thanks*Support for farm worker bill sought*Effort by students is appreciated*Grant programs help Independence*Good deed shows concern of others*Schools need your involvement now*Candidate thankful of district's support*Staff at Dallas pool deserving of praiseMay 26, 2009 midnight read more..
*West Valley nurses earn recognition*Senior music jam on tap Thursday*Fish survey results to be discussed*Weekend sock hop helps Sable House*Western gospel featured May 31*Art tour seeking local participants*WOU orchestra plans performance*BeckenRidge sets public dance event*DHS Class of '79 planning reunionMay 26, 2009 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.May 26, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- A series of workshops designed for small acreage landowners have been scheduled by the Polk Soil & Water Conservation District. The "Living on the Land" series includes four workshops, with the first set for Wednesday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.May 26, 2009 midnight read more..
RICKREALL -- A field trip to Rickreall Dairy for Whitworth Elementary School kindergartners meant diving into a cottonseed pile, feeding baby calves, watching a machine milk cows, and learning about where the milk in their cereal comes from.May 26, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- While last week's state economic forecast wasn't as bad as county officials thought it might be, about $860,000 is now recommended to be shaved from the county's general fund that provides for criminal justice, parks and the fair.May 19, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Two locals have turned a previous kid's karate studio in downtown into a gleaming floor of poker tables at the new Aces Up Poker Club.May 19, 2009 midnight read more..
*Bone density tests available Thursday*Community fair set in West Salem*Instruction offered in belly dancing*Yard sale planned by Perrydale VFD*WOU to celebrate International Night*Putt-putt golf event fundraiser May 24*Youth dance group sets performance*School walk-a-thon planned by MVCA*Bambinos seeking program volunteers*Hospice to honor recently deceased*New meeting day for Civil Air Patrol*Meals for seniors available in areaMay 19, 2009 midnight read more..
*Final property tax payment due Friday*May 14 fundraiser to benefit SMART*Donkey basketball coming to Western*Local radio group to meet Thursday*Volunteer training offered by hospice*Victorian tea set at Senior Center*Deadline nearing for 'Summer Blast'*Herbal remedy use topic of workshop*Author to sign copies of book*Wine auction will benefit children*Polk cemeteries topic of meeting*Conversation Club to meet at library*Art auction preview scheduled May 20May 12, 2009 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- The phrase "Si, Se Puede" -- or "Yes, you can" -- has been a rallying cry for labor unions and civil rights organizations since farmworker activist Cesar Chavez popularized the slogan during the early 1970s.May 12, 2009 midnight read more..
We're all concerned about the current economic crisis and its impact on our public schools. Whether or not we have children, as members of MI Town everyone is impacted by the benefits of good educational programs for our students.May 12, 2009 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.May 12, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Nearly 60 teachers and classified staff at Central School District may lose their jobs next year because of a $5.6 million budget shortfall stemming from expected deep cuts in state spending.May 12, 2009 midnight read more..
*Education must be state's top priority*Evans well-qualified for Central board*Meyer has heart for the community*Illegal aliens drain our public resources*Hurt deserves spot on Dallas Board*Berger helps get ethics law reform*Shellenbarger top school board choice*Pug owners, let's all get together*Support Evans for Central board*Community donates record food amount*Three candidates have all the qualities*Kids make big effort to state fair's case*Teachers' benefits can't be changed*County made right decision on track*Vote for Blanchard for Dallas board*Teal will work hard for Dallas Schools*Kids' field trip is a great experience*Dallas needs Meyer's savvy on school board*Vanderhave good pick for fire board*Vote for Hurt for Dallas School BoardMay 12, 2009 midnight read more..
In recent editions of the Itemizer-Observer under the "How to Contact Officials" heading on Page 4A, an incorrect e-mail address has been listed for State Rep. Jim Thompson (District 23) of Dallas. The correct e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The I-O regrets the error.May 5, 2009 midnight read more..
*Meyer is a valuable asset on school board*County must address road dust problem*Blanchard's know-how is needed on board*Benefits gravy train hurts school budget *School board needs Hurt's leadership*Meyer is 'can-do' for Dallas School Board*Experience qualifies Hurt for school board*Cutting education is the wrong answer*Teal has passion, energy for board job*Meyer, Teal deserve nod for school board*Central board needs Mary shellenbarger*Community's care for DHS impressive*Shellenbarger will be asset for board*Firefighters endrose Morris for board*Lu Ann Meyer is all about kids*Get politics out of Kids, Inc. operation*Blanchard, Meyer are right for board*Meyer right choice for our trying times*Meyer is excellent fit for school board*Meyer, Hurt good choices for boardMay 5, 2009 midnight read more..
*2009 Western Days planning under way*Evening of dance set at BeckenRidge*MVCA students will lead prayer activity*Perrydale planning event for seniors*Valsetz Lake water discussion is May 7*Plant sale planned May 8-10 by FFA*'Operation: T-shirt' donations sought*Spring benefit for humane society set*Letter Carriers' food drive May 9*Country folk dance set at Guthrie Park*Mother's Day brunch set at Green Villa*Nursery to host Sunday garden walk*Summerfest ready for applications *ICAN children's art entries on display*Book drive under way at credi tunion*County fair board changes meeting*Hospital auxiliary selling See's candy*AARP driver safety class coming up*Faculty job fair set at Chemeketa*Agriculture art displayed at gallery*Saturday car wash to benefit 'Relay'*Local Boy Scouts plan fundraiser*Quilts, history topic of May 14 gatheringMay 5, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- When local artist Mindy Chaffin entered college, she had no idea that her future would include making teapots in Antarctica.May 5, 2009 midnight read more..
POLK COUNTY -- For more than 20 years, Polk County volunteer chaplains have been helping the public who are touched by sudden tragedies that bring them in contact with police officers, firefighters and medics.May 5, 2009 midnight read more..
MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University has closed campus Friday, May 1, through Monday, May 4, because of a probable swine flu case involving a student, officials said on the school's Web site.May 1, 2009 midnight read more..