By press time I will have racked up another birthday, where I fit comfortably into the senior citizen, Medicare card-carrying category. It is hard to believe that I've been hanging around this big, blue marble so many years, but that's what the calendar says.January 27, 2010 9:22 a.m. read more..
*Orders taken for native plant sale*Lunch fundraiser slated on Thursday*Senior music jam on tap for Jan. 27*Organic gardening subject of meeting*Children's craft activity scheduled*Learn about scuba diving at WOU pool*Reception Saturday for juried art show*Music dance event set for Haiti relief*Concert scheduled at Guthrie Park CC*Local 'Red Hatters' plan convention*ICAN belly dancing plans new session*Local artists part of food share event*Ballroom dancing class begins Feb. 3*Grief support group to gather monthlyJanuary 27, 2010 9:22 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 proven guilty.January 27, 2010 9:22 a.m. read more..
*Rickreall Creek Trail ill-advised*City has budget priorities wrong*Can't appreciate what you can't see*Ash Creek Trail would carry risks*City fee foe deals in misinformation*Downtown Cafe says goodbye*Clow Corner stop is widely ignored*Were DBC foes just brushed off?*Two tireless ladies deserving of praise*Candy sale set for Haiti relief*Dog enforcement is very subjectiveJanuary 27, 2010 9:22 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Results from the Jan. 26 vote-by-mail special election in Oregon regarding statewide Measures 66 and 67 were being counted Tuesday night after the Itemizer-Observer had gone to press. Local election results will be posted online by Polk County.January 26, 2010 3:25 p.m. read more..
*Spaghetti dinner on tap in Rickreall*Poultry field day set at fairgrounds*'Friendship' topic of Jan. 23 program*Majestic will host a musical evening*Youth chess event taking registration*Grants available for food, shelter help*Bike club looking to form in Dallas*Extension offering lambing workshop*Lunch fundraiser scheduled Jan. 28*Livestock group elects new leaders*Organic gardening topic of gathering*Children's theater taking enrollmentJanuary 20, 2010 9:34 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH -- Balwinder Singh thought it was a good idea to offer a buffet the first few days after opening hisIndian restaurant in downtown Monmouth-- if only to give curious customers an opportunity to see what the dishes with hard-to-pronounce names looked like.January 20, 2010 9:34 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- The winners of the 2009 Small Business of the Year and the Most Improved Business of the Year had two things in common. They both thrived in a difficult year, and at the same time found chances to enhance the Dallas community.January 20, 2010 9:34 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- When she asks her three sons what's happening at school, if they're keeping out of trouble or how they fared on their big history exam, Sharon Whittemore says she's confident her boys will tell her the truth.January 20, 2010 9:34 a.m. read more..
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as "most wanted" for January. Citizens with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals can call Community Corrections at 503-623-5226.January 20, 2010 9:34 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- The Central Lions Club of Monmouth-Independence is selling See's Valentine's Day candy to support Haiti disaster relief.January 20, 2010 9:34 a.m. read more..
*66, 67 would hurt small businesses*Dallas wrestling thanks community*Independence code changes bad idea*Dallas street fee assessment unfair*Property owners' concerns ignored*Support for holiday meal appreciated*Monmouth burning ban is necessary*City was devious with its fee plan*I-O staffers poured hearts into feature*M67 is nothing but a sales tax*66 and 67 smack of Communism*Tree donations helped in two waysJanuary 20, 2010 9:34 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 proven guilty.January 20, 2010 9:34 a.m. read more..
The ride to Pedee Sunday morning, Jan. 10, was with my nephew Larry Shellenbarger of Buena Vista. There were few travelers on the road. The low clouds dimmed the sun. A flock of swans were enjoying a pool in a field near Maple Grove.January 20, 2010 9:34 a.m. read more..
*Susie Darlene Reimer*Howard Henry Friesen*Dewey Eugene Jennings*Kenneth M. Adams*Hilda May Jones*Evelyn B. Smith*Carolyn Louise Berry*Johnny D. Miller*Velda Viola Jacobson*Eva Mae Floyd*Eunice Belle Tanner *Lily Ann Buczynski*Thomas Lawrence Hammer*Bonnie Bessie Wymore*James Scotty HutchisonJanuary 14, 2010 2:17 p.m. read more..
*Grief support groups to begin meeting*Snow bus to Hoodoo scheduled by WOU*Health screening service is offered*Humane society to host open house*Yoga classes begin in Kings Valley area*'Relay' fundraiser planned Saturday*'Feast for Funds' slated in Falls City"Northwest pianist to perform Sunday*Donations sought for area food drive*Lions to bring back 'duck race' event*Spaghetti dinner on tap in rickreall*AARP driving class scheduled Jan. 23*Help with Medicare offered by agencyJanuary 13, 2010 12:07 p.m. read more..
*Christmas Cheer appreciates help*Dallas City Council takes us to cleaners*True Value, others thanked for support*Health care bill is a giant mistake*Lawson rises above council's poor choice*Wrestling tourney is a big success*Good and bad news about Extension tax*'Yes' vote on 66, 67 good for business*Doesn't city council know we're hurting?*Dallas creek path is ill-advised idea*Community delivers for Dallas swim teamJanuary 13, 2010 10:53 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Sixth-grader Everett Minahan was the winner of LaCreole Middle School's school-level competition in the 22nd annual National Geographic Geography Bee, held on Dec. 17.January 13, 2010 10:53 a.m. read more..
In a story headlined "New owners revive Farrol's," which appeared in the Jan. 6 edition of the Itemizer-Observer, a reporter overstated the management qualifications of Larry Thomas, who will be involved in running Farrol's when it reopens. Thomas said he has previously managed a bar, but not a restaurant, as the I-O reported.January 13, 2010 10:53 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 proven guilty.January 13, 2010 10:53 a.m. read more..
DALLAS -- Whitworth fourth-graders made several tiny contributions toward bolstering the number of salmon swimming in Oregon's rivers and creeks on Jan. 6.January 13, 2010 10:53 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY -- Students in Falls City School District's Family Academics Club and Enrichment for Success (FACES) program didn't commit random acts of kindness on Friday, Jan. 8. Instead, they drew handmade cards to create random acts of "thank you."January 13, 2010 10:53 a.m. read more..
*Gallery resumes exhibiting artwork*Community karate class begins Jan. 6*Fitness classes set twice a week*Hospice to offer volunteer training*Dallas swim team selling doughnuts*Area tree recycling planned Saturday*Christmas tree recycling available*Next country folk dance is Saturday*Sunday breakfast set at Buell Grange*Monmouth church will host concert*Dallas arboretum seeking volunteersJanuary 6, 2010 9:11 a.m. read more..