Stories for March 2011

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Wednesday, March 30

         

Tuesday, March 29



LaCreole student filling role of teacher

DALLAS -- The Zumba class near the end of the day at LaCreole Middle School on the final day before spring break featured the lively, energetic routine the popular exercise style is known for.

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Bike rack project is rolling

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- When Marshall Guthrie moved to Monmouth from New York about a year ago, one of the first things he did was hop on his bike and tour his new surroundings.

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Recall moving forward

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Opponents of Central School Board chairwoman Susan Meikle Stoops are closing in on the number of signatures needed to force a recall election.

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County budget under review

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Budget Committee is in the process this week of reviewing the county's proposed $49.5 million budget.

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Touting Polk Tourism

POLK COUNTY -- When Mark Fancey took a trip to the Steens Mountains two years ago, it wasn't just the natural splendor of sparsely populated Southeastern Oregon that piqued his interest.

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3/30 Senior Calendar

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

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Broadway musical coming to WOU stage

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University's Music Department will present the off-Broadway musical production "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" on Wednesday, April 6.

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3/30 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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3/30 Community Notebook

*Celtic music group to perform at WOU*Falls City garden club sets meeting*Benefit concert set Thursday at WOU*Sign-up deadline for 4-H is Friday*Registration open for caregivers class*Christian musician will perform Friday*Saturday breakfast set in Monmouth*Two-day flea market on tap at grange*Color guard event slated for Saturday*Fundraiser for falls scheduled April 2*Relay For Life plans Sunday gathering*Writing workshop to resume April 4*Grief support group to meet Tuesdays

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3/30 Business Notebook

*MAK Grills garners two industry honors*New canine service business in Dallas*M Street Diner adds new Sunday hours*BeckenRidge slates April 3 open house

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Central budget picture due out

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- It will likely be sometime in April before Central School District reveals recommended budget cuts for the 2011-12 year.

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Propes remembered as a leader

DALLAS -- Hundreds filled the sanctuary at Faith Evangelical Free Church Saturday, March 26, to honor the memory of Polk County Commissioner Mike Propes and to say goodbye to the man whose principles, respect and dedication endeared him to so many.

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3/30 Police Report

Information for the police 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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3/30 OBITUARIES

*Amy Letha Nipp*Evelyn Lorraine Barber*Orlue Norland Boevers Regier*Milo G. Yost*David N. Taylor*Werner J. Donat*Ralph Edward Settle*William 'Bill' Cottle

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3/30 Letters to the Editor

*H2O staff grateful for recent grant*HB 2075 worthy of state support*Body shop comes through for client*Bill would benefit state 9-1-1 system

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3/30 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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3/30 School Notes

*Kindergarten sign-ups today at LVCS*Polk duo reach state geography bee*Dallas High band plans garage sale*After-school programs will resume*MiCF scholarship forms available

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Event will benefit LVCS programs

RICKREALL -- Luckiamute Valley Charter School will host its pioneer-themed dinner and auction fundraiser at the Polk County Fairgrounds on Friday, April 1.

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3/30 News in Brief

*BOC vacancy is subject of meeting*Forum to address butterfly habitat*Deadline nears for chamber awards*PCCCF announces officers for 2011

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Canoe culture comes full circle

GRAND RONDE -- The mostly hand-carved shovelnose river canoe taking shape in a small shed off Hebo Road near Grand Ronde may only be 17 feet long, but it carries a tradition long dormant in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde culture.

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Wednesday, March 23

  

Scoreboard

Standings and other stuff ... including local pool updates

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Tuesday, March 22

 

3/23 Community Notebook

*Spring music jam scheduled Thursday*Weekend rummage sale set in Dallas*Book sale will aid library programs*Meat quality topic of livestock class*CPR class offered at Dallas hospital*Doll show and sale slated for Saturday*Pentacle will host auditions for play*West Valley to host program for seniors*Polk Demos plan theater fundraiser*M-I rotary spring lily sale under way*Master Gardeners seeking donations*Concert at WOU will aid orphans

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Dogs decimate family's sheep

INDEPENDENCE -- Jeremy Walton had planned on showing one of the lambs in his family's flock of sheep during the Polk County Fair in August, as he and his older brothers and sisters have for several years.

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3/23 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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Geese-limiting option OK'd

POLK COUNTY -- State and federal agencies will allow Oregon farmers, including those in Polk County, to kill a limited number of Canada geese through June 1.

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Rotary's food drive under way

DALLAS -- Dallas Rotary Club is launching it 2011 Food Drive, in conjunction with other Rotary clubs in the Salem area, and is asking for your help.

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3/23 OBITUARIES

*Mike Propes*Nancy Arlene Fowler*Loretta Dorthea Phillips*Max Lee Delano*Cheryl D. Cole*James 'Jim' McClellan*Marian Elizabeth Warren*Winona 'Nonie' May Casterline Warburton*Donald Merle Wright

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A letter to friends

The following are excerpts from a March 17 e-mail update Salem resident and Monmouth Taiko drummer Kazue Suzuki sent to friends regarding her family and living conditions in Japan.

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3/23 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Kindergarten sign-ups set at LVCS*Science camp for youths planned*Items needed for school fundraiser*KVCS seeks donations for auction*MICAA offering two scholarships*Falls City student receives degree

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WOU offering campus tours

MONMOUTH -- Prospective undergraduate students can find out more about Western Oregon University during the school's annual Spring Break Visit scheduled Thursday, March 24.

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3/23 Police Report

Information for the police 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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Celtic musicians to perform

MONMOUTH -- The spirit of the ancient music of the Celtic Isles comes to life when Ensemble Galilei performs Wednesday, March 30, as part of Western Oregon University's Smith Fine Arts Series.

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Aftershocks abroad

POLK COUNTY -- Some of Japan's major news networks have been providing free live online coverage of the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami so citizens and their loved ones abroad can stay abreast of updates.

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3/23 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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CCC Dallas awaiting budget news

DALLAS -- Chemeketa Community College's Dallas Center may avoid losing any of its core programs in 2011-12 despite a projected budget shortfall of $2.4 million the school.

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Commissioner found dead

POLK COUNTY -- Those who knew Polk County Commissioner Mike Propes say he was the kind of long-standing public official whose actions made a difference.

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3/23 Corrections

In a story headlined "Free local medical clinic will serve the uninsured," which appeared on Page 3A of the March 16 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, Wheat Ridge Ministries was mistakenly referred to as Wheat Ridge Industries. The I-O regrets the error.

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3/23 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

There are several businesses in and around Pedee that make wonderful destination points. Westwood Gallery on McTimmons Road is one of them.

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3/23 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Just when you think the Semiannual Soup and Pie Sale at Monmouth Senior Center couldn't get any better, last week's event on Thursday, March 17, was really something special.

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Perrydale gets new fire station

PERRYDALE -- Volunteer firefighters working out of Amity Fire District's Perrydale substation must feel like they moved into a palace last month.

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All Aboard!

RICKREALL -- Neal Gardiner's father gave him his first model train and railroad set during the 1930s.

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Saturday, March 19



Wednesday, March 16

                                  

Tuesday, March 15

  

3/16 MI Town: Patty Dutcher Taylor

A little more than 60 years ago, a Rogers and Hammerstein musical production opened on Broadway in New York City. "South Pacific" was based on stories from Pulitzer Prize winning writer James Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific," and featured stores about U.S. Navy Seabees, French plantation owners, and the local villagers during World War II.

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3/16 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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Conference helps open doors

MONMOUTH -- Lalo Alacraz had visions of "saving the world" when he became the first in his family to attend college.

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3/16 Letters to the Editor

*Tougher questions need to be asked*Do we really need city event center?*'Go-between' hire is waste of money*New Civic Center on extreme side*Boosters thankful of local supporters

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3/16 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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3/16 OBITUARIES

*Marianne Grimes Baughman*Bruce Linden Thompson*Anita Gorrono-Boles*James 'Jim' McClellan*Elsie Beth Clarke Yetter*Eileen Faye Roberts*Lois A. Friedt*Ina Caroline Barney*Marian Elizabeth Warren*Cindy Lou Clark Sarff

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'Tuition equity' bill being mulled

MONMOUTH -- Cristal Sandoval had friends while growing up in Woodburn she believed were destined for great things -- like one who lived for theater and another who showed a knack for designing clothes.

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3/16 Police Report

Information for the police 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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M-I Chamber making comeback

MONMOUTH -- Falling memberships and declining revenue had put the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce on the ropes in 2010.

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City seeks grant for park project

DALLAS -- The city of Dallas is applying for an Oregon Parks and Recreation grant that would dramatically change the layout and pay for improvements at Kingsborough Park.

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22 arrested on heroin charges

WEST SALEM -- Twenty-two people were arrested last week in connection with a heroin distribution ring spread throughout Clackamas, Marion and Polk counties.

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Deadline is Thursday for filing for election

POLK COUNTY -- Those wanting to file for candidacy on local school, fire, water and cemetery districts still have time. The deadline to file paperwork with the Polk County Clerk is Thursday, March 17, at 5 p.m.

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Field trip scores with students

DALLAS -- With all the noise and commotion inside Starlite Lanes on Thursday morning, March 9, the best way to see when a bowler hit a strike was to watch for the celebratory leap.

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3/16 Community Notebook

*Deadline to sign-up for 4-H is nearing*Soup, pie sale set Thursday in Dallas*Monmouth group plans soup, pie sale*Spahgetti dinner to be served Friday*Museum schedules annual Family Day*Turn reading into swimming passes*Local church offers crusade activities*AARP driver safety course scheduled

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Dallas drug raid yields seven arrests

DALLAS -- The Polk Interagency Narcotics Team (POINT), with the assistance of other state and local law enforcement agencies, arrested seven people in Dallas on drug charges Friday.

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3/16 News in Brief

*Red Cross offering free CPR class*Senator plans stop in Monmouth*Falls City to receive help with roads*Historic group seeks suggestions

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3/16 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Western to host visitation program*Medical field scholarships available*Olson feted by Villanova program*Dallas student gains Corban honor*Local woman named to dean's list*Duo from Polk receive recognition*Two locals among Kaplan graduates

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Wednesday, March 9

        

Tuesday, March 8

 

3/9 School Notes

*MES 'Science Night' rescheduled*School seeks donations for auction*KVCS gym project needs volunteers*Open house slated Monday at LVCS*MVCA plans open house, visitation*Tickets now on sale for KVCS raffle

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3/9 Editor's Notebook

Mother Nature has provided us with few signs that a change of the seasons is nearing. But one happening this weekend signifies that warmer days filled with regular sunshine aren't far off.

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3/9 Community Notebook

*Choir, band will perform in Dallas*Master Gardeners set March 9 event*Fashion show, fun planned at grange*Spring gun show set at fairgrounds*St. Patrick's plans dinner and auction*Gathering will note Legion's birthday*Country Folk Dance set Saturday night*Grange schedules Sunday breakfast*Group will perform gospel music show*Monmuth author included in journal

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3/9 OBITUARIES

*Kathy Thompson*Donald Charles Hansel*Lois Ethel Weaver*Betty Jean Carruthers*Robert J. Bauer*Ethel 'Lori' Loraine A. Klindt*Bernice 'Bee' Anna Molmen*Leona Margaret Foust

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3/9 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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3/9 Letters to the Editor

*Family won't forget support of many*GOP never stops protecting wealthy*District must get by with what it has*Roth's customers assist food drive*Relay For Life fundraiser a hit

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Talmadge enjoys taste of culture

INDEPENDENCE -- "I don't have enough hands," exclaimed Chase Lucas, balancing a bowl of Mexican pozole in the crook of one elbow and a cup of Spanish paella in the other.

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3/9 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

There's a wonderful event that's happening in MI Town for everyone who enjoys good music and wishes to encourage area youth in the pursuit of their hopes and dreams.

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City oath ordinance moves forward

DALLAS -- The Dallas City Council reviewed the final draft of an ordinance that gives Dallas elected officials two options for the oath of office at its meeting Monday night.

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Response heartens Arts Center

FALLS CITY -- Art, and community, has drawn the people of Falls City -- and beyond -- together again on behalf of the Falls City Arts Center.

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Bill could open doors for small producers

POLK COUNTY -- A bill that easily passed through the Oregon House of Representatives may exempt small-scale farmers and producers from licensing requirements to make and sell certain types of foods.

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3/9 Correction

In a story headlined "Inspection results in building issues," which appeared on Page 3A of the Feb. 23 issue of the Itemizer-Observer, a reporter mistakenly referred to D. Cook Engineering as a Portland-based firm. The business is actually located in Monmouth. The I-O regrets the error.

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Dog days: Rules unlikely to change

MONMOUTH -- City leaders are considering changes to Monmouth's dog ordinances -- and it appears altering them to allow Fido in local parks won't be one of them.

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Polk Fire offers new entry program

POLK COUNTY -- Businesses and residents living within Polk County Fire District No. 1's service area are welcome to participate in a program designed to reduce forced-entry damage during emergency responses.

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Musical 'Rent' to open at Pentacle

WEST SALEM -- "Rent" is due at Pentacle Theatre. Life among bohemian artists in New York City in the 1990s hits Pentacle Theatre's stage when the musical "Rent" opens Friday, March 11.

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HB 2872 helps poultry operations

SALEM -- The Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill, House Bill 2872, exempting small-scale poultry producers from slaughter facility licensing requirements.

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3/9 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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Utility hike will pay for reservoir

INDEPENDENCE -- Independence will raise water rates by about $1.50 a month beginning in July to cover construction of a 750,000-gallon water reservoir tank.

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Double J Jerseys: Organic or Bust

The philosophy that drives Jon and Juli Bansen's farm is healthy land and cows. Proper care of one of those elements makes it easier to care for the other, Jon Bansen said.

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Holy Cow!

As accustomed as Oregonians are to rain, being cooped up for four months because of cold and wet weather means restlessness is at its peak by the time March arrives, Jon Bansen said.

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A reason to celebrate

MONMOUTH -- There's a line in the "Sesame Street" theme song that asks listeners for directions on how to reach the fictional neighborhood.

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Local agencies link into missing kids net

POLK COUNTY -- The Monmouth Police Department and Polk County Sheriff's Department are participating in a nationwide program that utilizes computer mapping systems and trained service staff to help find missing children.

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Perrydale event goes Hollywood

PERRYDALE -- Perrydale School will become Hollywood glamorous for a night this weekend during the Perrydale Parents' Club Dinner and Auction.

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3/9 Police Report

Information for the police 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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Thursday, March 3



Wednesday, March 2



Rates adjusted for pool users

DALLAS -- For three months this spring, the Dallas Aquatic Center will be charging everyone -- city resident or not -- the same fee for admission.

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Scoreboard

Standings, state wrestling results and Starlite Lanes bowling

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Tuesday, March 1



Health classes offered through WVH

DALLAS -- Registration is open for two popular Salem Health Community Health Education Center (CHEC) classes offered in March through videoconferencing at West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas.

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The old and the pew

INDEPENDENCE -- Don Ediger is easing into retirement from the church furniture business he has devoted much of his life to. But sometimes the compulsion to be inside the shop is hard to break.

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3/2 Police Report

Information for the police 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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WOU musicians to perform radio play

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University's concert choir and orchestra musicians will perform a popular radio play inspired by the Salish, a Pacific Northwest Indian tribe, on Monday, March 7.

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Levy decision delayed

DALLAS -- Those waiting for a decision regarding what a local option levy to help fund Dallas School District operations would look like will have to wait a little longer.

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3/2 News in Brief

*Karaoke will benefit F.C.arts center*District budgeting members sought*City has advisory board openings

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Polk County's Winter Wonderland

POLK COUNTY -- The heavy snowfall that regional weather forecasters had been promising residents living on the Willamette Valley floor last week didn't quite live up to the hype.

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3/2 School Notes / Academic Honors

*CSD leader still candidate for post*WOU resumes 'Dangerous Liaisons'*Open house set at Faith Christian*Polk trio honored for music essays*Dallas resident earns WSU degree*UP dean's list includes local woman

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3/2 OBITUARIES

*Ruth Ellen McCaw Holcomb*William Holmes Walker*Lila Fay Johnson*Rosalie M. Cruickshank*Roger Dale Dickinson*Bernice Ann Molmen*Donald William Scott*Mary Stanton*Wendell James Harms*Duane James Frank Sr.*Rosemary 'Rosie' Lucht*James Arnold Robb*Donald Forrest Dunn*Lehman 'Lee' Lamb*Roseanne Judith O'Day*Barbara Ann Evans*Mark C. Rutland*Barbara Ann Ruef Smith*Ralph Hermon Siegfried*Thomas Sterling Hamilton

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3/2 Letters to the Editor

*Positive support needed in Dallas*Congress must address deficit*Video rental outlet will be missed*School lobbying stunt isn't fair*County corrects perceived wrong*Our schools need music education*Volunteers stepped up for fairgrounds*Employee grateful for crew, customers*Local nonprofit appreciates grant*Dallas FFA Alumni benefit a success

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3/2 Community Notebook

*Celebrate Dr. Seuss during library party*Bunco with Altrusa scheduled March 4*Fair beef weigh-in slated for Saturday*Breakfast will be served up March 5*Flea market, bake sale set at grange*Annual 'hobby day' planned at library*Event will benefit Ash Creek Center*Writing workshop will meet Monday*Emeritus Society to gather March 7*IDA, Andy's to host fundraising dinner*Church schedules traditional supper*Choir, band will perform in Dallas*Master Gardeners set March 9 event*Meals for seniors available in area

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Play an on-stage challenge

DALLAS -- Dallas High School's production of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," opening tonight (Wednesday, March 2) at Bollman Auditorium, will be a new experience on multiple fronts.

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3/2 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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3/2 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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Professor earns honor

MONMOUTH -- Though she teaches about issues such as depression and schizophrenia to undergraduates, Western Oregon University professor Lauren Roscoe's focus in clinical psychology is helping people look at themselves from a developmental perspective.

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3/2 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

My deadline for publication was last Friday, and it's a beautiful winter's day with clear blue skies, remnants of snow in the yard and very cold temperatures outside the window.

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Program brings Shakespeare to DHS class

DALLAS -- "O! she doth teaches the torches to burn bright." Loosely translated, that's Shakespeare for "She's hot," and it's found in "Romeo and Juliet" during the scene when Romeo first spots Juliet at a party he crashed in pursuit of another girl, Rosaline.

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Project audit raises eyes over wording

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central School District officials recently approved a performance audit of the $47.3 million reconstruction to alleviate public concerns about how that money was spent and managed.

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