Concert to raise money for band trip

INDEPENDENCE — The Central High School band will present “New Orleans: Birthplace of American Music” in support of its upcoming tour to New Orleans.

The concert will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The evening will feature live music from Central’s Jazz Band, Western Oregon University’s all-star tribute to the band Cake, and the Symbiotic Quintet.

A silent auction will feature autographed CDs, hotel resort and weekend getaways, musical instruments and other items.

Tickets are $10 and available at Central High.

For more information: Ed Propst,

Kinder registration opens Saturday

INDEPENDENCE — A districtwide kindergarten registration fair for Central School District will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Henry Hill Educational Services Center in the gym.

The center is located at 750 S. Fifth St., in Independence.

Students and families will be able to register for kindergarten, eat lunch, receive a free book, meet the kindergarten teachers and receive a T-shirt from their new school. All children turning 5 years old by Sept. 1 are encouraged to sign up for kindergarten.

Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization record, if possible.

For more information: Central School District office, 503-838-0030.

Dragon Run returns on Saturday

DALLAS — Registration is open for the eighth-annual Dragon Run which takes place Saturday.

The Dragon Run is a fun run with proceeds supporting the Dallas Education Foundation. The event is open to runners or walkers of all ages with various distances: ¼ mile, ½ mile, 1 mile and 1 ½ mile or 3.1 miles. Races begin at 10 a.m.

The cost is $20 for the 3.1-mile run and $15 for all other distances. There is a group discount of $3 per runner for groups of four or more if forms are turned in together.

The course runs between LaCreole Middle School, Whitworth Elementary School and Dallas High School. Each distance is assigned a starting point along the main course.

For online registration, visit

For more information:

Tickets on sale for KVCS PTO auction

KINGS VALLEY — Tickets are now available for Kings Valley Charter School Parent-Teacher Organization Great Outdoors Dinner and Auction.

The fundraiser is scheduled for May 2 at Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 N. Ninth St., Corvallis. Tickets are $16.50 per person.

Contact Glenda Bush or Jennie Wilder at the KVCS office, 541-929-2134 to purchase tickets. To purchase tickets online, go to

To see items that have been donated, go to

Inkblot to host poetry slam April 15

DALLAS — Dallas High School’s literary publication, Inkblot, is hosting a poetry slam Wednesday (April 15) from 6 to 8 p.m.

The slam will be in DHS’ Little Theater, 1250 SE Holman Ave., Dallas and is open to poets of any age and skill level. Competitors will be scored and given feedback by judges.

For more information:

WOU technology center turns 100

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s Hamersly Library will host a spring 2015 exhibit reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday (today).

The exhibit, “100 Years of Service: Never Cease to Learn,” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Information Technology Center and will be on display through June 12.

The building originally opened as a model school facility for local elementary students and for preparing teachers. It served this purpose until 1986.

Once the elementary school was moved off campus, the building gained new life as the center for teaching technology and computer services.

The exhibit includes a brief history of normal teacher training in Monmouth and the diverse uses of this prominent building during its lifetime.

For more information: Hamersly Library, 503-838-8149.

Local students make OSU honor roll

CORVALLIS — Oregon State University has announced names of students who are included in the scholastic honor roll for winter term 2015. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Dallas: 4.0 — Megan L. Mahoney, sophomore, digital communication arts; Kaden Z. Montague, junior, elect and computer engineering; and Andrew J. Pfau, senior, chemical engineering; Mitchell J. Senger, senior, physics. 3.5 to 3.99 — Alexander L. Bird, junior, civil engineering; Serena D. Chiellini, senior, biohealth sciences; Katharine E. Crawford, senior, psychology; Matthew T. Dimick, senior, forest management; Callie A. Instenes, senior, graphic design; Emily A. Lund, sophomore, pre-public health; Caleb T. Naughton, freshman, environmental sciences; Joseph P. Orton, freshman, biology; Michael Polander, senior, mechanical engineering; Alyson N. Steckley, senior, human development and family science; Logan G. Stewart, senior, elect and computer engineering; Zacheriah A. Tucker, senior, psychology; and Mychal P. Westendorf, senior, forest engineering.

Independence: 4.0 — Melissa R. Whitaker, junior, pre-civil engineering. 3.50 to 3.99 — Justin T. Bruntmyer, junior, computer science; Carlos Falcon, senior, exercise and sport science; Megan R. Marchand, sophomore, university exploratory studies; Luis A. Meza, senior, renewable materials; Emma J. Miller, senior, agricultural sciences; and Trevor A. Whitaker, sophomore, pre-mechanical engineering.

Monmouth: 3.5 to 3.99 — Erica B. Brown, junior, biohealth sciences; and Sean R. Maroney, freshman, university exploratory studies; Travis J. Rice, senior, public health; Nicholas A. Silva, senior, chemical engineering; Peter J. Teague, senior, civil engineering; and Ryan F. Wruck, senior, liberal studies.

Rickreall: 4.0 — Angela J. Porter, senior, liberal studies; and Audrey R. Regan, senior, English. 3.5 to 3.99 — Bridget H. Regan, sophomore, zoology.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.