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WOU will present summer comedy

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s department of theater and dance will present “The Boys Next Door,” by Tom Griffin, July 30 through Aug. 2.

Tickets are on sale now for $12 general admission, $10 seniors and $7 students. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at Rice Auditorium. Tickets are available at the box office, Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., or by calling 503-838-8462.

“The Boys Next Door” is a funny, yet touching play focusing on the lives of four men who live in a communal residence under the watchful eye of a sincere, but increasingly frustrated social worker.

For a complete preview of the play, see the July 30 edition of the Itemizer-Observer.

Duo to share WESD special ed post

SALEM — The Willamette Education Service District (WESD), which serves Polk County school districts, has named Linda Felber and Ed John as its new co-directors of special education, filling the vacant position.

Felber and John, recently retired from Salem-Keizer School District, have agreed to share the responsibilities of administering the largest department of WESD.

The WESD Board of Directors approved the hire at its July 1 meeting. Both assumed their duties immediately.

Brewer earns Harding recognition

SEARCY, Ark. — Monmouth resident Carisse Brewer, a senior at Harding University, is among more than 1,200 university students included on the dean's list for grades achieved during the spring 2014 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must be carrying 12 or more credit hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes. Brewer is a 2010 graduate of Perrydale High School.

GFU dean’s list includes local man

NEWBERG — Christopher Parks, a history and politics major from Monmouth, earned dean's list recognition at George Fox University after posting a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the 2014 spring semester. Parks is a senior at the Newberg college.

Foundation scholarships awarded

POLK COUNTY — The Salem Hospital Foundation has announced that 103 students, including 14 from the local area, in medical or medically related fields will receive a scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. The foundation awarded a total of $191,000 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in a variety of medical programs.

Local scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 school year include:

From Dallas: Angie Bishop, Hilary Broadus, Jennifer Broadus, Leslie Classen, Hailey Clothier, Missy Huber, Kristi Tichenor and Miki Todosov.

From Independence: Sheali Bowker and Kirsten Fertig.

From Monmouth: Shannon Carey, Jordan Frerichs, Michael Frerichs and JingJing Rao.

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