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Wednesday, November 25

 

Seniors set fundraising goal

DALLAS -- The Dallas Area Seniors began a fundraising campaign for a new senior center with the unveiling of a sign in Dallas City Park on Monday.

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11/25 COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Tater's offers free Thanksgiving dinner*Cornerstone will serve holiday meal*Rotary is selling Brigittine fudge*Christmas Pageant tickets available*Clothes and toys needed for children*Scout troop sells Christmas trees*Polk Fire 1 will conduct toy drive*Rose and Ram sets open house*Hospital volunteers selling candies*Dallas post office plans special day*Hospice offers 'Light Up a Life'*Perrydale honors seniors at meal*Polk Farm Service ballots due Dec. 7*Perrydale relay for life team to wrap gifts Dec. 19*Master Gardener training scheduled*Contributions of clothing needed*Donations can help Christmas pageant*ICAN calendars display youth art*Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 5*Selby's to display artwork at holiday show*Photos with Santa set at Oakdale*Toys needed for hospitalized kids

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11/25 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

It seems like every time we turn on the radio or television, we're being bombarded with Christmas advertisements, and there's still a sack of leftover Halloween candy in the pantry. I'd like to take a few moments to reflect upon Thanksgiving, which is our truly unique American holiday, where we gather together to share our blessings with the ones we love -- family, friends and those we hold dear.

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Officer receives award

INDEPENDENCE -- An Independence Police officer was honored recently by the state for uncovering a major drug crime during a routine traffic stop last winter.

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Annual tree harvest under way

POLK COUNTY -- Christmas tree buyers should be impressed with the quality of the trees this year. On the other hand, wholesale growers may not see spectacular profits this season.

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Holiday DUI crackdown due

POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Sheriff's Office and police departments in Dallas and Independence will seek out drunk drivers during saturation patrols over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend.

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Low-income heating help is available

POLK COUNTY -- Low-Income Energy Assistance Program representatives will scheduling appointments starting Dec. 1 to help households with their heating bills. Appoints will begin Monday, Dec. 14 and are first come, first served.

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Tribes' Kennedy receives honor for leadership

GRAND RONDE -- Cheryle A. Kennedy, a Grand Ronde tribal chairwoman, was honored at a gala of the Potlach Fund, a grant-making foundation and leadership-development organization that serves Native Amercians, in Seattle on Nov. 21.

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11/25 FULL CIRCLE: Deb Darr

Question: Our children have made some beautiful artwork that I want to continue to display on the walls in our home. I'm just a little nervous that these drawing will fade in time. Do you have any suggestions that will enable us to prevent fading yet allow us to continue to enjoy our display?

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11/25 Pedee News: Nola Womer

Arlene Kovash attended the American Agri-Women annual convention, which was at the convention center in Salem this year. She just completed her term at Vice President of Communications and is now legislative chair for this national organization of farm women.

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Dallas leaders put out a call for action

DALLAS -- When you think of Dallas, what do you think of? The city, the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas School District are collaborating on a project to provide an answer.

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4-H trio honored

POLK COUNTY -- Three members of the Polk County 4-H program were selected to be part of the four-member Oregon 4-H Poultry Judging Team at the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky that took place last month.

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11/25 OBITUARIES

*Lamont 'Monte' F. Horton*Sarah 'Sally' Koop*Julia Thelma Poulsen*Glenda Joyce Garbe*Norma Lucille Lee*Barbara Maria Walker*Gertrude Wildgrube Drain*Ellyn Louise Murphy Fitzgerald*Carl Eugene Asher*Richard Charles Lee

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11/25 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Many thanks to donors, stylists*Caring community much appreciated*Dallas Boosters simply the best*Keeping Christ in Christmas*Evaluation focus is to narrow

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Central-Scappoose notes

♦ Central outscored Scappoose 30-7 in the second period. For the season, the Panthers have outscored their opponents 205-71 in the second quarter.

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Thursday, November 19

 

Central-La Salle soccer notes

♦ La Salle has one of the state's most successful soccer programs. It has advanced to the state championship game 10 times since 1991, winning the title three times and tying for the top spot in 1994.

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Scorecard

Playoff results and some other stuff ... including a hole-in-one

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Wednesday, November 18



11/18 Pedee News: Nola Womer

The ride to Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church Sunday, Nov. 8, with my nephew and his wife, Larry and Mary Shellenbarger of Buena Vista, was uneventful. There were clouds that dimmed the sun. Many of the roadside trees and shrubs had lost their leaves, but many were still pretty with bright autumn colors.

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Stars align for fundraiser

RICKREALL -- A silent auction to benefit students within Central School District will be held at Eola Hills Wine Cellars, 501 S. Pacific Highway on Dec. 6.

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11/18 Police Report

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

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11/18 Public Agenda Calendar

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the

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11/18 OBITUARIES--Part 1

*Sarah 'Irene' Sanchez*Daisy M. Ludeman*LaVon Hefferon*Richard Clifford Erickson*Susan Marie Lewis Greenlee*Henry D. Peters, Jr.*Betty Jane Holley*Donald C. & Linda K. Trueblood

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SUV rolls over during hail storm

DALLAS -- No injuries were reported in a single-vehicle accident that put a sport utility vehicle in a ditch on Oakdale Road on the afternoon of Nov. 11.

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Time, not money issue at Polk No. 1

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- While the economy has taken an obvious toll on government services, it is time more than dollars that's had the biggest impact on voluntarism at Polk Fire District No. 1.

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11/18 OBITUARIES--Part 2

*Edward A. Southworth*'Janet' Mirta Yaneth Escudero*Madeline Violet Green*Carolyn Margaret Taylor*Pamela Jean Fay*Josiah Thomas Wilder*Pearl Trumbly*Patricia Lee Bowman*Jenni Rebecca Pointer Everetts*Mary Elizabeth Nix Riker Rivers*Allan Dale Murray

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Polk County Sheriff seeks local volunteers

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is recruiting for ground search and support team members as well as individuals interested in being part of a specialized response team.

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11/18 Letters to the Editor

*Family appreciates outpouring of support*Child abuse discussion well worth attending*Community once again displays its generosity*Health care bill lacks what's needed*Bicycle shop closes, but thanks supporters*Wolf hybrids as pets is not a good idea*No surprise: MINET just keeps on losing money*Packing party for our troops is big success*Digusting TV fare shows how low we have sunk*Many thanks for help at school health screenings*Dallas Food Bank proud of community*Generous citizens in Dallas thanked*Take time to study new building codes*Dallas trail will be a community asset*Young 4-H member lauds its values

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11/18 News in Brief

*City Hall phone service to be interrupted*Monmouth power substation to open*City to host memorial tree planting*Monmouth Library receives two-year grant*County seeks members for safety council*Polk SWCD adjusts meeting dates

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Most Polk schools score solid

POLK COUNTY -- Independence Elementary School and Perrydale School were graded as "outstanding," per annual report cards issued by the state on Nov. 10.

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Two die in highway rollover

POLK COUNTY -- A man and child died, and four others were injured, in a single-car accident on Highway 22 near Dallas on Sunday.

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WOU enrollment hits all time high

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University's enrollment grew by 5.7 percent this fall, according to fourth-week statistics released by the Oregon University System on Nov. 10.

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11/18 Community Notebook

*Christmas Pageant tickets available*Monthly music jam hosted by seniors*F.C. Garden Club to gather Thursday*WOU potluck offers international food*Thanksgiving meal slated in Falls City*A Child's Haven plans pony event*Historical Society sets Nov. 21 event*CHS students plan meal for seniors*Church sets annual holiday celebration*ICAN youth artists' calendars available*Master Gardener signups accepted*Clothing drive now taking donations*'Greeting card' donations welcome*Six rescued horses ready for adoption*WV Hospice earns community award

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11/18 Corrections posts 'most wanted'

POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as "most wanted" for November. Citizens with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals can call Community Corrections at 503-623-5226.

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Downtown manager is gung-ho about Independence

INDEPENDENCE -- Drew Dillon said he always felt the historic downtown area of his native Elkader, Iowa, population 1,600, was charming. Growing up there, however, he never gave much thought to the effort that went into making it that way.

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DEQ issues warning to Falls City

FALLS CITY -- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a warning letter to the city of Falls City regarding the handling of used oil at its public works maintenance shop.

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County sets H1N1 clinic

Polk County will be holding an H1N1 vaccination clinic at the Academy Building in Dallas, 182 SW Academy St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.

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International events scheduled at Western

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University is hosting events and activities beginning today (Wednesday, Nov. 18) and continuing through Friday, Nov. 20, in honor of International Education Week (IEW).

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An army of elves

MONMOUTH -- For about an hour during the evening of Nov. 10, Western Oregon University's Werner Center looked like Santa's workshop the night before Christmas.

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11/18 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the

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Code changes unpopular

INDEPENDENCE -- A set of housing design standards being mulled by the city of Independence has angered some citizens and building industry representatives.

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Wednesday, November 11

          

Trail opponents state their case

DALLAS -- A proposed extension of the Rickreall Creek Trail has received a grant, but plans aren't getting rave reviews from all residents living along the route.

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Vegetarian cuisine, sushi bar highlight new 'Venue'

MONMOUTH -- During visits to Morocco throughout the past few decades, Graham Everitt said he became fond of "souks" -- inner-city lots, nooks and crannies shared by several merchants -- while wandering through the nation's urban mazes.

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Superintendent concerns to be aired

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central School District officials will meet informally later this month with community members to hear concerns regarding Superintendent Joseph Hunter.

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Polk marine patrol earns top honor

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Marine Patrol has been recognized for a second consecutive year by the Oregon State Marine Board with the "Seasonal Program of the Year" award.

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11/11 School Notes

*Dallas schools get stimulus funds*Rotary welcomes exchange student*WOU students can get career tips*DSD needs commiittee members

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I-O, CTD join in phone book venture

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Itemizer-Observer and Cascade Telecom Development Inc. have joined together to publish the 2010 community phone directory that has served the area for more than nine years.

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11/11 Public Agenda Calendar

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the

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Voters OK Dallas school bond

DALLAS -- Voters approved Dallas School District's $8.6 million maintenance bond by a large margin during the Nov. 3 vote-by-mail election.

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11/11 Police Report

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

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11/11 Letters to the Editor

*Peace was his greatest cause*Thanks from Dallas school supporters*Haunted house benefit a success*Community leader will be missed*First Student bus helped runners*Troops deserve tree at Christmastime

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11/11 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the

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11/11 Pedee News: Nola Womer

The sun was bright as we left Monmouth Sunday, Nov. 1. My nephew, Larry Shellenbarger, and his wife, Mary, of Buena Vista took me to church at Pedee. Some of the fields were really green with pasture for dairy cows and other fields had just been planted.

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11/11 Community Notebook

*Majestic is site of Veterans Day dance*Western to stage 'Stanton's Garage'*WV Hospice to offer volunteer training*Willamina art tour set this weekend*Family game day planned at library*Country folk dance scheduled Saturday*Holiday grieving is seminar focus*K-8 youth program offers tips on birds*ICAN belly dancing program to resume*'Share the Warmth' drive is under way*Turkey donations sought for needy*Driver safety class scheduled in Dallas

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Thursday, November 5

               

Wednesday, November 4

      

Field use issue strikes nerve

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- The fact that athletic fields at Monmouth and Independence area schools will be torn up during the fall sports season is a given.

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11/4 News in Brief

*Independence street to close*Final Dallas street fee forum set*Extension district petitions are due*Polk County committees seeking members*NW Natural cuts local gas rates

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11/4 Community Notebook

*Gentle House rose workday scheduled*School will honor veterans on Friday*PCL casino night fundraiser planned*Soprano to perform at Smith Fine Arts*Library set to host adult bingo activity*Growing pumpkins topic of seminar*Sunday breakfast set at Buell Grange*Gun club to host annual turkey shoot*Nutrition overview for seniors slated*Grief support group meets on Mondays*Birthday gathering to honor Marines*Veterans Day dance planned in Dallas*Cereal donations accepted by bank*Capital Manor sets driver safety class

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11/4 Pedee News: Nola Womer

My nephew, Larry Shellenbarger of Buena Vista, took me to the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church Oct. 25.

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11/4 Police Report

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.

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11/4 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Next Wednesday is Veterans Day. It is a holiday that was originally called Armistice Day, to honor the veterans of World War I. Some called it the war to end all wars.

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Freak logging accident ends in rescue

POLK COUNTY -- Capt. Mike Rusher of Polk County Fire District No. 1 was halfway up the hillside when his paramedics contacted him from the accident scene a few hundred feet below.

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11/4 Public Agenda Calendar

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the

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11/4 Senior Calendar

Note: Listings are regularly scheduled events during the week and may not include special, one-day programs. Schedules are subject to change. For a complete calendar, contact the Dallas or Monmouth senior center.

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Dallas school bond results available online

POLK COUNTY -- Results from the Nov. 3 vote-by-mail special election involving an $8.6 million maintenance bond request by the Dallas School District were still being tabulated Tuesday night after the Itemizer-Observer had gone to press.

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11/4 OBITUARIES

*Agnes Florence Shetterly*Onslow S. Althaus*Billie B. Hopper*David Michael Anderson*Leon 'Bud' Francois Hansen*Clifford 'Dean' Smith*Audrey Jean Morlan*William Ross Hill*Shirley June Stejskal*Jackey Reace Lumpkin*Ray G. Herzberg*Nellie Marie Weaver*Myrtle H. Olsson

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11/4 Letters to the Editor

*MINET a financial drain on cities*Support our local service agencies*MINET's situation is very troubling*Why didn't vet help save puppy?*Fundraisers thank supporters*Dallas leaders need imagination*Many help keep pageant strong

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11/4 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the

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Renewable energy ordinances eased

POLK COUNTY -- Clearing land-use hurdles for installing small-scale renewable energy systems will soon be an easier process for Polk County residents.

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Dallas hospital plans family health forum

DALLAS -- West Valley Hospital's third annual Family Health Fair and Forum will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas.

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