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10/19 Mi Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

It's celebration time at MI Town's very own university.

Western Oregon University students, friends and graduates, as well as local residents and businesses, are busy with so many homecoming week activities that began Monday, Oct. 17.

Our WOU Wolves football team meets Humboldt State at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at McArthur Stadium, where the homecoming court will be introduced during halftime, and a queen and king will be introduced.

Check the university's website at www.wou.edu for a complete schedule of events and enjoy good times all week long.

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The best lunch in MI Town is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Monmouth Senior Center, located at 180 S. Warren St.

It's the semiannual Soup and Pie Sale, where you can enjoy a hearty bowl of soup ($3) and a slice of pie ($2).

Homemade soups will include vegetarian split-pea, vegetable beef, chicken noodle, clam chowder and salmon chowder. Homemade fruit pies will complete your meal.

Some of the best cooks in MI Town will be sharing and serving favorite family recipes from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and you'll also have the opportunity to shop at the Crafter's Cottage for one of-a-kind items for yourself or for friends and family members.

If you've not been to the Soup and Pie Sale before, you'll quickly become a regular attendee.

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Mark your calendars for Monday, Oct. 24, for the third annual Pink Tea and Silent Auction at the Pink House, located at 242 D St. in Independence.

Jolene Hall is the chairwoman of this special event to raise funds and awareness of the need for early cancer detection for women. She can be reached at 503-838-2851 or www.auntiebooks@yahoo.com for reservations and for more information.

Pink House proprietor Paul Reiter has generously offered his restaurant for this function. Hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. and the cost is $10 per person. If you would like to assist with this program or volunteer to serve, contact Jolene Hall.

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The Friends of the Monmouth Library cordially invite adult residents of MI Town to share tea and scones and a British film, "Calendar Girls," starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters with a great ensemble cast directed by Nigel Cole.

The movie is based upon a true story of a group of Yorkshire women who produced a very special calendar to raise funds for Leukemia research.

The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. There is no charge for this event.

The Friends of the Monmouth Library help to fund children's programs, pay for newspaper subscriptions and assist with special projects throughout the year. Membership information will be available at this event.

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