*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 kidsNovember 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- When Janet Shelton moved from Roseburg to Monmouth this summer, she decided to pull the trigger on the massage therapy business she had been contemplating.November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- A dry run last week of Henry Hill Elementary School's first student musical of the year -- a fairy-tale spoof of the Grammy Awards -- had faculty members laughing and applauding wildly.November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Independence grew faster than other Polk County cities in this past fiscal year, while the county as a whole saw its population increase at a clip just below the state's own 0.9 percent growth rate.November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
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.November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
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.November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
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.November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- The Falls City Council has updated the job description of its city clerk position, which has resulted in laying off the woman who has had the job for five years.November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
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?November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
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.November 25, 2009 9:24 a.m. read more..
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.November 18, 2009 12:36 p.m. 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 provenNovember 18, 2009 12:36 p.m. read more..
As a brand new program at Dallas High School, the Robotics team feels it has something to proveNovember 18, 2009 12:36 p.m. read more..
*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 MurrayNovember 18, 2009 12:36 p.m. read more..
*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 valuesNovember 18, 2009 12:36 p.m. read more..
*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 awardNovember 18, 2009 12:14 p.m. read more..
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.November 18, 2009 12:14 p.m. read more..
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.November 18, 2009 12:14 p.m. read more..
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.November 11, 2009 9:31 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The three teens facing charges in the beating of a Falls City man in Dallas in September will be assigned a judge to preside over their cases.November 11, 2009 9:31 a.m. 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 provenNovember 11, 2009 9:31 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The newly opened store on Main Street downtown isn't an antique store. It isn't a flea market, either.November 11, 2009 9:31 a.m. read more..
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.November 11, 2009 9:31 a.m. read more..
*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 DallasNovember 11, 2009 9:31 a.m. read more..
*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 classNovember 4, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- Voters approved Dallas School District's $8.6 million maintenance bond by a large margin during the Nov. 3 vote-by-mail election.November 4, 2009 midnight read more..
DALLAS -- The annual American Legion Veterans Day Breakfast will be served Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive.November 4, 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.November 4, 2009 midnight read more..
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DALLAS -- What better way to illustrate velocity than to use flying objects?November 4, 2009 midnight read more..
INDEPENDENCE -- Empty buildings and storefronts contribute little to a city's overall health -- and after awhile, almost certainly undermine it.November 4, 2009 midnight read more..
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.November 4, 2009 midnight read more..
*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. OlssonNovember 4, 2009 midnight read more..