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Tuesday, November 29



Democrat group slates Thursday event

DALLAS -- The Polk County Democratic Central Committee will hold its December holiday meeting Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St. (enter from the Jefferson Street side).

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11/30 Community Notebook

*Holiday book sale set this weekend*Saturday breakfast slated in Monmouth*Church will host Christmas concert*Christmas singing program scheduled*Writing group will meet this Monday*Local scouts selling Christmas trees*'Share the Warmth' donations sought*Casino gathering toys for children

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Officers cleared in shooting

SALEM -- A Marion County grand jury cleared two Salem police officers in the shooting of former Dallas resident Dru Larson on Friday, Nov. 18.

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WOU Men's Hoops Preview

MONMOUTH -- There is a new mind-set in town with the Western Oregon University men's basketball team, which has welcomed Brady Bergeson as its new head coach.

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Elks will host 'bacon shoot' on Dec. 4

INDEPENDENCE -- Independence Elks Club will host its annual "bacon shoot" Sunday, Dec. 4, starting at 9 a.m. at the gun club located on Hoffman Road in Independence.

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CHS luncheon a holiday hit

INDEPENDENCE -- John Titus said when you reach your 80s -- as he and his wife, Eleanor, have -- the thought of hours in the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning loses its nostalgic luster.

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Trees litter highway, bash truck

POLK COUNTY -- Oregon Department of Transportation crews made short work of clearing trees Wednesday, Nov. 23, that fell in the roadway along the Van Duzer Corridor during last week's series of storms.

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They're playing for the title

BEND -- The Perrydale Pirates never held the lead for the first 47 minutes and 56 seconds of their 48-minute state semifinal football game Saturday, Nov. 26.

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11/30 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Before we bid adieu to our Thanksgiving season, I'd like to thank the staff and students of MI Town's Central High School for the wonderful luncheon for seniors in the community on Nov. 23.

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Dallas Winterfest

DALLAS -- The official beginning of the Christmas season in Dallas will be ushered in on Friday, Dec. 2, with the annual tree lighting and arrival of Santa at Winterfest in downtown Dallas.

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Soup ... with a side of art

DALLAS -- At the Dallas High School Art Department's annual Soup Bowl Dinner and Auction, everything for the dinner is handmade -- including the bowl.

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11/30 Business Notebook

*Dallas post office will host event*Petals & Vines plans 'reopening'*Financial office will mark 10 years*Manzo promoted to MINET position

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11/30 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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Timber payments loss looms large

POLK COUNTY -- Oregon stands to lose 4,000 jobs, $400 million in business sales and $250 million in income if federal timber payments are not reauthorized.

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11/30 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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11/30 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

As I write this on the day after Thanksgiving, it's a sunny, calm day after four days of more than 4 1/2 inches of rain, accompanied by a lot of wind. Really too good a day to be fighting the mobs for a cheap TV.

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11/30 OBITUARIES

*Aidan T. Brown*O'Dell B. Fisher*Alexander Benjamin Maxwell*William H. Wilson*Thelma Ida (Freeborn) Dachenhausen*Rorie Akayla Burbank*Susan Curtis O'Brien*Steven Donnel Bray*Michael Leroy Kicker*Larry Dean Wagoner*Sharon L. Agee*Dorothy Genevieve Gibbons*Michael David Muma

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Pirates have their eyes on the big prize

PERRYDALE -- The last time Perrydale played Camas Valley was several years ago. The Hornets were in the process of rebuilding their program and Perrydale was the heavy favorite to win.

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Monmouth Hometown Holiday Festival

MONMOUTH -- Christmas trees, choirs, Santa Claus -- the only thing that will be missing in Monmouth this week for that most wonderful time of the year is the snow.

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Quick Hits

*DHS grade will lead McKay vs Dragons*Meet the Dragons is set for Thursday

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11/30 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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It's been a Sterling career

INDEPENDENCE -- The old Burroughs teller machines were metal, heavy, had no monitors and 10 keys -- and were standard equipment inside the Citizens Valley Bank in Lebanon during the early 1970s when Julie Malo worked there as a teenager.

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Tuesday, November 22



Incidents seem related crimes

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Sheriff's Department continues to search for a connection between an incident in which a power pole was deliberately cut down early Monday, Nov. 14, in Polk County and a subsequent house fire on a nearby property.

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11/23 OBITUARIES

*George Moyer Cooper*Simon Gonzales*Anna Florence Powell*Daniel R. Klopp*Mary M. Hendrickson*Max Elwood Edwards*Terrence Francis Kiernan*Allen Clark Ibach*James Ronald Grice*Wilma Faye Mundt*Jared Daniel Vincent Orosco*Paul Calvin Buhler*Edward 'Dean' Denhem*Ethel 'Darlene' Michaels*Monte Alvin Ingram*Ronald Allen Cavilee

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Runners make strong showing at nationals

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Western Oregon University's men's cross country team made its second straight trip to the NCAA Division II National Championships a memorable one by placing 14th on Saturday, Nov. 19, in cold and snowy running conditions.

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11/23 Letters to the Editor

*Walmart expansion offers convenience*Expanded Walmart a welcome change*Not enough options for groceries in area*What is wrong with our country*A 'super Walmart' is good for Dallas*Don't believe what Gingrich has to say

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News in Brief

*Habitat rehab crew sought*Adopt-a-Family deadlines near*Santa to visit Independence

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11/23 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

The Pedee community was sorry to hear that longtime neighbor Mary Hendrickson died on Nov. 12. She and Jim, her husband of 65 years, lived here for about 50 years.

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11/23 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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Sports Briefs

*Pirates, Mounts selected to team*Perrydale squad snags top honors*Central footballers receive all-OWC*Dallas gridders earn MWC honors*Three Dragons receive recognition*Central girls garner soccer honors*Dallas trio selected MWC all-league*Five Panthers named to OWC team

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11/23 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Students offering Thanksgiving meal*DHS Site Council has vacancy to fill*MVCA drama class set to perform*Financial aid info night scheduled*Perrydale group seeking donations

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11/23 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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Western struggling in early going

MONMOUTH -- The Western Oregon women's basketball team nearly overcame a 20-point deficit and a 32 percent shooting percentage, but Cal State San Marcos was able to hang on for a 64-59 nonleague win on Monday, Nov. 21.

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Wolves sweep weekend foes

MONMOUTH -- Blair Wheadon hit a layup with 49 seconds remaining to cap a 6-0 run to end the game as Western Oregon posted a 60-58 men's basketball upset of No. 16 Augustana on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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Williams gets probation

DALLAS -- Johnnie J. Williams, the mother of the toddler who was accidentally shot with her gun, was sentenced to 18 months probation on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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Tutors making a big difference

FALLS CITY -- Two students in a Falls City Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade class pore over the words in a particularly exciting chapter of "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane."

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Panthers punch ticket to state semifinals

INDEPENDENCE -- The graduating seniors on Central High's football team gathered near the center of the field at Panther Stadium on a damp, then frigid Friday evening for their traditional last-home-game-ever picture.

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Our superintendent should ...

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central School District's next superintendent must abide by transparent decision making, communicate openly with the public and have a strong rapport with staff.

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Traffic stop leads to bust

POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Sheriff's deputies discovered 2 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Highway 99W near the Coville Road intersection on Thursday, Nov. 17.

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Extension's Godwin gets regional duties

POLK COUNTY -- Derek Godwin, Polk County's Oregon State University Extension Service staff chairman, has been named administrator of OSU Extension's newly created West Central Region.

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11/23 Community Notebook

*Central students offering free lunch*Thanksgiving meal, service scheduled*Pet photos with Santa is Saturday*Gospel quartet will perform in Dallas*See's Candy sales to begin Monday*Post office slates event for customers*Entries for holiday parade being taken*Cookie fundraiser accepting orders*Rotary rum cake sale is under way*Donations sought for IHRC giving tree*'Cards for Guards' taking donations*Meals for seniors available in area

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State, county growth small

POLK COUNTY -- The state saw its fifth-straight year of low population growth between July 2010 and July 2011, while its .5 percent growth rate is the lowest since the 1980s.

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Heavy Metal

DALLAS -- Mark Noll lines up a chisel over a dark red line drawn on a piece of copper foil and strikes it with a mallet.

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Dallas leaf pickup routes set

DALLAS -- The city of Dallas is beginning its leaf pickup route through the city on Monday, Nov. 28. Crews will begin with Zone 1 (see map) and continue through Zone 10. Completing the circuit through town will take about two weeks.

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WOU ready to make move

MONMOUTH -- The 2011-12 women's basketball season is here, and with each new season comes new optimism.

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War and Remembrance

DALLAS -- The service of Pvt. William Truax in Indiana's 40th Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War still is changing lives today.

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Watershed council hires coordinator

POLK COUNTY -- Mari Anne Gest, an experienced nonprofit organization leader, has been contracted to act as the Luckiamute Watershed Council's new coordinator.

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Economic picture remains gloomy

POLK COUNTY -- Oregon's economy is slowly -- very slowly -- recovering and the chance of falling into another recession is decreasing, according to the latest revenue forecast from the state economist.

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Mentoring program an asset

INDEPENDENCE -- Dalila Negreta likes to play soccer. She has a lot to say when her audience is other children, but is shy around adults.

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Wednesday, November 16

  

Sports Briefs

*Poinsettia orders taken by wrestlers*Cross Creek plans Nov. 20 golf event

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WOU sweeps Alaska schools to end year

MONMOUTH -- Danielle Reese had 18 kills and Samantha Ward added 14 to help power Western Oregon to a 25-21, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23 win over Alaska Anchorage on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball action.

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11/16 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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GNAC crown eludes Wolves after setback

ARCATA, Calif. -- Lyndon Rowells rushed for 246 yards -- equaling the second highest single-game total in Great Northwest Athletic Conference football history -- and Humboldt State had a conference record seven interceptions in a 37-7 win over Western Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Redwood Bowl.

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11/16 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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Polk BOC seats now nonpartisan

DALLAS -- When Danny Jaffer, a co-sponsor of Ballot Measure 27-105, first looked at elections returns shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, he was surprised by what he saw.

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11/16 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Superintendent forums scheduled*Canned food drive under way at DHS*MVCA schedules Nov. 18 fundraiser*Grant presented to Oakdale Heights*SMART reading volunteers needed

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State trophy eludes Pirates

FOREST GROVE -- Perrydale's successful 2011 volleyball season came to a close after the Pirates dropped two matches and were eliminated from trophy contention at the Class 1A state championship volleyball tournament.

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Theater a community asset

INDEPENDENCE -- The spotlight goes from dim to bright on Central High's theater stage. A chorus of "oohs" and "aahs" follows.

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Wolves record first win for new coach

HILO, Hawaii -- Kyle Long led five Western Oregon players in double figures to lift the Wolves to their first win of the men's basketball season, an 83-61 victory at Hawaii Hilo in the final game of the GNAC/PacWest Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 12.

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'The Lion in Winter' caps Pentacle season

WEST SALEM -- Never get between a mother and her children. That's a lesson that King Henry II learns in James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter," Pentacle Theatre's last production of the 2011 season.

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Panthers rally for playoff victory

INDEPENDENCE -- Central High coach Shane Hedrick drove to the Portland International Airport at 3 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, a few hours after his Panthers defeated Gladstone in their first round Class 4A state playoff matchup.

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Quick Hits

*DHS wrestlers set intrasquad event*Winners named in first 'No Hills' run*Youth basketball camp set at WOU

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Schrader: Debt tops concerns

INDEPENDENCE -- The United States may cease to be a "superpower" should a special congressional panel fail to find ways to reduce the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion during the next decade, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) said during a visit to Independence last week.

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Tuesday, November 15



11/16 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

Wes and Carla Burbank's granddaughter, Justina Cartwright, and her two girls, Isbel and Jada, recently visited from Fort Eustis, Va., where Justina's husband, Patrick, is stationed.

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11/16 OBITUARIES

*Keith Lamm*Elvin 'Phil' E. Phillips*Franklin Delano Black*Nancy Elizabeth Moore*Heriberto Trujillo*Anna F. Powell*Debbie R. Walz*Lisa 'Ellie' Flaming

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OUS won't appeal gun ruling

PORTLAND -- The State Board of Higher Education will not fight a decision that prevents Oregon public universities from banning guns on campuses.

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11/16 Letters to the Editor

*Business steps up for youth soccer*Drama performance was a smash hit*Thinkof others this holiday season*Walmart response leaves a bad taste*27-105 supporters thankful of process*Dallas High play a moving experience*Local seniors need property tax relief*Christmas 2011-- Birth of a New Tradition

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11/16 News in Brief

*WOU International Potluck on tap*Conflict resolution workshop set*Extension office closed Nov. 21-25*New Hope offers coping programs

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11/16 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

It seems like it was just the other day that all of us in MI Town were welcoming all the new and returning students to Western Oregon University for the beginning of fall term.

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11/16 Community Notebook

*Winterizing roses topic of gathering*Historical Society will meet Saturday*Nov. 19 pie auction will benefit KVCC*Bell ringers needed for Salvation Army*Central students offering free lunch*Thanksgiving meal, service scheduled*Christmas wreath orders being taken*Master Gardener training available

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Cooley's plans to close

DALLAS -- After 66 years in business in Dallas, Cooley's Furniture will close its doors permanently at the end of the year.

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Elk hunter is fatally shot

POLK COUNTY -- A Newport man was shot and killed Saturday, Nov. 12, in Polk County near the former town site of Valsetz in what officials are calling a "tragic hunting accident."

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Fund awards grants to 16 school causes

DALLAS -- The Dallas Education Fund has awarded 16 grants to teachers in the Dallas School District to pay for items such as classroom supplies, field trips, club projects, workout videos and library books.

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Center pledge drive kicks in

MONMOUTH -- "Relentless" might be a good word to describe the efforts of Monmouth Senior Center volunteers in trying to raise money for a much-desired and oft-discussed building expansion.

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Wednesday, November 9

 

Obstacle course puts smiles on faces of IES PE students

INDEPENDENCE -- There's not a kid at Independence Elementary School who doesn't look forward to the week when their gymnasium is transformed into the Indiana Jones obstacle course, complete with crocodile moats, acid pits and a sweeping soundtrack.

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Tuesday, November 8

  

Pirates punch ticket to 1A state tourney

PERRYDALE -- It was a great week for the Perrydale volleyball team, as the Pirates qualified for the eight-team Class 1A state championship tournament scheduled Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

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Quick Hits

*Poinsettia orders taken by wrestlers*Cross Creek plans Nov. 20 golf event*Five WOU soccer players recognized

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Dragons close out campaign

DALLAS -- The Dallas boys soccer team's season came to an end last week after a loss to defending state champion Woodburn 8-0 on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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Dallas shut out in finale

DALLAS -- The season ended for the Dallas girls soccer team Tuesday, Nov. 1, with a 2-0 loss at home to Woodburn.

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Runners find success at state meet

EUGENE -- Alyn Moncsko was well acquainted with the 5,000-meter course at Lane Community College by the time she had arrived at last Saturday's OSAA state cross country championships.

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DHS boosters to stage key fundraiser

DALLAS -- What used to be normal expenses for high school sports teams -- new uniforms, equipment and lodging during tournaments -- have become "extras" in the face of budget cuts.

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Wolves sweep Saint Martin's

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon got 11 kills from Samantha Ward and 10 from Becky Blees to oust Saint Martin's in three sets 25-20, 25-16, 25-21 on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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Dragons go down fighting at Summit

BEND -- A formidable foe stood in the path of Dallas as it attempted to qualify for the Class 5A state volleyball tournament: the No. 1-ranked team in the state, Summit High School of Bend.

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Fundraiser show hits tough going

FALLS CITY -- The first fundraiser for Falls City's "Student in Need Fund," a Halloween-themed tribute show held on Friday, Oct. 28, can't be called a success.

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Who makes the best chili?

DALLAS -- The warm, spicy-sweet aroma of chili wafted through the door of the Dallas Civic Center around lunchtime on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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Mother plans to plead guilty

DALLAS -- Johnnie J. Williams, the mother of the toddler who was shot after his brother found a handgun in her purse at their Dallas home, is set to plead guilty to one count of reckless endangering Thursday, Nov. 10.

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11/9 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

The Pedee Women's Club Bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will again feature homemade candy and a homemade soup and pie lunch. There are dozens of soups and pies to choose from, as well as cookies and drinks.

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11/9 Business Notebook

*Clinic adds two staff urologists*Avon representative earns recognition*Phone line set up for unemployment

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11/9 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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11/9 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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11/9 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Have you changed all the clocks yet? By now we should be used to the time change, but these dark mornings and late afternoons remind us that winter is just around the corner.

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11/9 News in Brief

*Yard debris collection is Saturday*Conflict changes PSWCD meeting*Hospital foundation OKS two grants

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Adopt-An-Acre: How you can help

Nonprofit Farmers Ending Hunger seeks to collect fresh, nutritious produce, grain and meat for use in emergency food boxes distributed throughout Oregon.

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Ballet is in their blood

MONMOUTH -- Holding your breath while performing an arabesque -- a ballet pose in which one leg supports the body while the other is outstretched to the rear -- is a pitfall Rena Richards said she was perpetually warned against in her mother's dance studio while growing up.

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11/9 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Volunteers still needed in area for SMART reading program*Western Oregon schedules 'College Night' event Nov. 14*Independence student earns two scholarships from OSU*West Salem resident tabbed scholar at Bowdoin College

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11/9 OBITUARIES

*Lyle C. Gibby Sr.*Emma Jeanne Hill*Ray Gilliam*Kenneth Lee Donaldson*Rory D. Lash*Opal Rudy (Collins) Jones*Ralph Frederick Cater

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High-energy play hits stage

DALLAS -- If you need to brush up on the Gospel of Matthew, Dallas High School's production of "Godspell," opening tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 9), will have you up to speed in about two hours.

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IES plans recognition event

INDEPENDENCE -- Veterans and current service members related to students at Independence Elementary School will be honored during a recognition assembly Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 a.m. at IES.

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It's a sign of the times

MONMOUTH -- Maybe now there will be fewer children waiting outside Ash Creek Elementary School's front doors on inservice days.

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Senior Calendar

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

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11/9 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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11/9 Community Notebook

*Master Gardeners set to meet tonight*Marines' birthday will be celebrated*Holiday grieving is seminar focus*Square dance will take place Nov. 12*Sunday breakfast on tap at grance*Church sets annual Thanksgiving meal*West Salem history hghlighted in book* PCL taking orders for pie fundraiser* celebrated*Holiday grieving is seminar focus*Square dance will take place Nov. 12*Sunday breakfast on tap at grange*Church sets annual Thanksgiving meal*West Salem history highlighted in book*PCL taking orders for pie fundraiser*Rehearslas are set for holiday event*'Operation T-Shirt' taking donations

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Wednesday, November 2



Patience should pay off

POLK COUNTY -- Patience is a quality Emerson Vineyards winemaker and vineyard manager Elliot Johns has learned while crafting wine in Oregon.

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Tuesday, November 1



Panthers now look to play-in game

NEWPORT -- With the hopes of an unbeaten season and undisputed league title having been dashed, Central's football team now turns its attention to the next task at hand -- the postseason.

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11/2 OBITUARIES

*Gary Walter Grabow*Gertrude Sue Crispin*Steven John Hanson*Ray Gilliam*Ernest 'Ernie' Ralph Kester*Walter Raymond Landes*Martha Ellen Griffin*Kathrine 'Kathy' Dalgliesh*(Ada) Marie Ewing

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WOU rallies past Dixie State

MONMOUTH -- Trevor Roush and Adryan Allen rushed for 111 and 108 yards, respectively, and Western Oregon scored 33 second-half points to defeat Dixie State 40-28 Saturday, Oct. 29, at McArthur Field in Monmouth.

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County eyes local health plan

DALLAS -- Polk County Public Health's recently compiled 2011 Polk County Health Report showed a number of areas in need of improvement.

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11/2 Letters to the Editor

*Measure 27-105 has many benefits*Party labels don't reveal much at all*27-105 a chance for needed change*Dallas paramedics truly are the best*'Super Store' bad idea for community*Measure may have bigger implications*'Yes' on 27-105 will make elections fair

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11/2 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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Hospital plans annual health fair, forum

DALLAS -- West Valley Hospital will host its fifth annual Family Health Fair and Forum on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas.

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11/2 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Dallas bands boosters set to meet*Former professor to promote book*State leader to appear at Western*WOU will host campus preview day*DHS graduate receives scholarship

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MES students have a blast

MONMOUTH -- "Three, two ..." "That's weak," J.R. Pollnow said, chastising the fourth-graders in Cheryl Peterson's class at Monmouth Elementary School.

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Dragons hoping to extend season

DALLAS -- The Dallas volleyball team completed its regular season with a split last week, defeating Silverton 25-18, 25-20, 25-13 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and losing a five-set match to Lebanon 25-27, 25-16, 24-26, 25-13, 15-13 on Thursday, Oct. 27.

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Sports Briefs

*Lifeguard class scheduled in Dallas*Elks will host annual turkey shoot*CHS winter sports registration set*DBA youth hoops set to tip off soon*Kids Wrestling club taking sign-ups

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Pledge will fund WOU lab facility

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University has received a pledge of $2.3 million to help build a new science laboratory building, officials announced Monday, Oct. 31.

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Western falls twice in GNAC action

MONMOUTH -- Western Washington defeated Western Oregon 3-0 Saturday, Oct. 29, in women's soccer, vanquishing the Wolves' chances of a winning season in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference for the first time since 2002.

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11/2 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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Family Forest

RICKREALL -- A quick glance around the mill at Zena Forest Products and you can see Oregon white oak in tree, log and lumber form.

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11/2 Community Notebook

*School will honor veterans on Friday*Rural arts, crafts show and sale set*AARP driver safety class being offered*Local Cub Scouts schedule carnival*Buell Grange plans potluck on Saturday*Benefit fundraiser takes place Nov. 5*Elks Club will host annual turkey shoot*Monthly writing workshop on tap*Emeritus Society to gather Monday*Bible study talks offered Tuesdays

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Perrydale's title bid turned back

ST. PAUL -- The way senior quarterback Corbin Reed looks at it, the wet conditions at the St. Paul Rodeo Grounds weren't the main reason Perrydale wasn't able to gain solid footing in a 50-32 loss to the Buckaroos on Friday night.

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Dallas qualifies two for state meet

ALBANY -- The Dallas cross country team will be sending two runners to the Class 5A state cross country championships on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Lane Community College in Eugene.

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11/2 News in Brief

*New Rickreall Park and Ride open*Polk Democrats will meet Thursday*Winters named to leadership post*Food Share recipient of key grant

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11/2 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

Glenn Mott and his son, Glenn, had a successful deer hunting trip last Thursday. They each got a three-point nearby -- not telling me where, of course -- brought them home, and the family worked together to cut them up and can the meat. Did anyone else do as well hunting this season?

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Dallas dealing with surge in thefts

DALLAS -- Candy and car batteries have been the target of several burglaries and thefts hitting Dallas businesses and Dallas High School in recent weeks.

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11/2 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

How quickly the days fly by. All of a sudden we've turned another page on the calendar and it's already November. It seems like we were just talking about summer activities and garden projects, and now conversation has turned to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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11/2 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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Wolves win two during road trip

MONMOUTH -- The Western Oregon volleyball team got up two sets and then held on for a 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 19-25, 15-12 five-set win against Central Washington on Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Army post names park after Wiens

FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A dog park at a Colorado Army post has been named in honor of a soldier from Dallas and his military dog who died in the line of duty in Iraq, according to a story from the Associated Press.

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Ten years and fit as ever

MONMOUTH -- Tony Jeffries said he's never been overly fond of running. But he's doing a 5K this month. If it goes well, there might be a 10K or half marathon in him.

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Search for CSD boss starts

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central School District has set a calendar and structure for the search for a new superintendent.

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Mounts end season with victory

SALEM -- The Falls City volleyball team concluded its season last week with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-15 win at Oregon School for the Deaf on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

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