Stories for December 2015

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Wednesday, December 30

 

COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Lions club to serve free breakfast*Explore proactive aging*Humane Society to offer pet specials*Master Gardener class begins Jan. 6*Flea market at Grange on Sunday*Learn to use your e-reader at library*Arts center to display paintings*Christmas tree recycling Sunday*Rogue Farms hosts New Year's sale

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*A tale of two neighbors*All students' privacy matters*Christmas angel helps fill wish list*Dallas officers find missing bicycle

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NEWS IN BRIEF

*Rempel poem chosen for publication*New manager hired at Polk CDC*Dallas Fire responds to care facility*Driver cited after accident at Main

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ACADEMIC HONORS

Names of students from Polk County who have made the scholastic honor roll fall term have been announced by Oregon State University.

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COLUMN: Here's to an athletic 2016

Ah, the New Year is almost upon us. The time when anything seems possible. A time when an inspirational movie quote gets me pumped up to set ridiculously ambitious (for me) goals, because how hard could that really be? A time when the possibilities seem endless — until I remember my favorite cooking tool is a microwave and my athletic career peaked before the age of 18.

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Wednesday, December 23

  

SCHEDULE

Schedule for Sunday, Dec. 27 through Wednesday, Dec. 30

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FALLS CITY ROUNDUP

Falls City is undergoing a major youth movement. All but three of the team’s players are freshmen or sophomores.

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Nutria exception to rule

To be in compliant with city codes, a nutria must be caught in a live trap before being dispatched with a pellet gun.

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KVCS class sells art at coffee shop

Student-run coffee shop, Kings Crossing, in Kings Valley is now selling Kings Valley Charter School’s first- and second-grade class’ horseshoe art.

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PEDEE NEWS

The most beautiful church service of the year in Pedee is this Thursday’s Christmas Eve candlelight service, which will be at 8 p.m. this year.

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MI TOWN

It’s almost Christmas in MI Town, the presents are under the tree and we’re awaiting the arrival of kids and grandkids.

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Minet to seek more ways to earn

Monmouth Independence Networks (Minet) has kept a 60 percent market share in its coverage area, maintaining a mostly flat revenue versus expenses, said Buzz Brazeau, chair of the finance committee.

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Unstoppable

Monmouth resident Kacey McCallister has lived his life with one mission: always push forward.

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Invent your own festive holiday wreath

Wreaths hung on the door with care call out a festive “Happy Holidays.” Share that message in a special way by making your own circle of cheer with plants clipped from the garden or gathered from friends and neighbors.

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Dec. 23 COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Essay contest is open to students; Church to offer free Christmas meals; National Guard to track Santa Claus; Volunteers needed for Christmas Cheer; WVH to sell See’s candy on Thursday

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Mail not delivered due to lights?*YMCA Auction huge success*Choose love over differences*Talk provided needed education*Sixth extinction of life is inevitable

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EDITORIALS

(Also known as, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”)

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PUBLIC AGENDA

Listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

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Wednesday, December 16

  

Minet payment from Indy OKd

The Independence City Council approved advancing $340,790 toward the December debt service payment for Monmouth Independence Networks.

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MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

At our house, some cards still need to be addressed, but somehow it will all come together just in time for happy family gatherings and good times to share with friends.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Veterans advocate to meet for coffee*Holiday music jam at Dallas center*Featured artist shows photography*Old-time fiddlers to perform Saturday*Dallas library to host teen party*TLC holds free Christmas concert*M-I chamber mixer at Petals & Vines*Clothes giveaway at NLNC Saturday

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Dallas school board hears policy concerns

A contingent of parents and students spoke before the Dallas School Board concerned about the district’s policy that allows a transgender male (female-to-male) student use the boys locker room and bathroom.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

*Insurance drop-in center offers help*Butterfield named new Indy judge*Thissell takes the oath for Indy PD*Arrest made after search warrant*Independence PD crack down on DUIIs*FC raises utility reserve fund rates

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Corrections posts ‘most wanted’

Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as “most wanted” for December: Dasha Jacquelyn Burrow, Jeremy Dean Dover, Thomas Namon Sevy, Carl Joseph Luthe and Daniel Anthony Stedwell.

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EDITORIALS

This is where you come in! We’d love to give your favorite holiday recipes a try this year.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Polk County craft fair a huge success*Local postal staff show great service*Reader does not appreciate cartoon*Dallas community embraces family*Birthday party is pleasant surprise

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‘She was just a blessing’

She fits what you would think a kindergarten teacher would be: a sweet, sweet disposition, extremely patient, extremely kind,” said Amy Aebi, Kelly’s sister-in-law.

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HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAYS

With two three-day weekends coming up for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, you may have time to watch something other than football and basketball.

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PUBLIC AGENDA

Listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

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Wednesday, December 9

 

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

The main streets of MI Town are all aglow with bright and festive decorations, and the lights from the beautiful Sequoia tree on the Western Oregon University campus can be seen from Highway 99W as travelers from near and far arrive to celebrate the Christmas season.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Painting, poetry at family art class*Guthrie Park hosts Christmas Sounds*Holiday dance at local civic center*Potluck to feature Christmas choirs*Old-time square at Guthrie Park*Christmas pizza party for children*FSD recital at Talmadge Tuesday*Dallas Fire & EMS to hold open house*Shakespearian actors at CHS*Religions discussed at Dec. 20 forum

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The relaxing art of coloring

More than 20 people gathered at Dallas Public Library Thursday night to do something that more than a few of them hadn’t done since childhood: coloring.

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SCHOOL NOTES

*DHS to livestream 'Daddy Long Legs'*Hall named Distinguished Educator*Comerford appointed to OSBA committee*Willamette Promise awarded grant

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COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS

If students at Falls City’s high school or elementary school have problems, they know they can go to John Gilbert.

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Central board considers bond

The Central School Board approved appointing citizens to a bond exploration committee to determine if the district will put a bond on the November 2016 ballot.

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EDITORIALS

Polk County kicked off the countdown to Christmas in style last weekend.

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Kicking and swimming

DALLAS — Dallas senior Elizabeth Dressel was sure of one thing when she was younger — she hated swimming.

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WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Omlid finds home at WOU

MONMOUTH — When Western Oregon sophomore Tanner Omlid transferred from Army, he was confident the Wolves’ men’s basketball team would be good. Even he is surprised that WOU has been this successful.

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PUBLIC AGENDA

Listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

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Thursday, December 3

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Johnstone want to hear from you*Garden a success, thanks to support*Garus thinking of children's privacy*Thankful for CHS Thanksgiving*Warm welcome at CHS for holiday

December 3, 2015 11:18 a.m. read more..


PUBLIC AGENDA

*Listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County

December 3, 2015 11:16 a.m. read more..


PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

I’m sorry to say Nancy May, her mother, and son Aaron lost their home on Burbank Road to a fire the day before Thanksgiving.

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YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Insects lurking under leaves, climbing up stems and settling into the soil of houseplants frustrate indoor gardeners to no end.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Santa train, parade of lights Saturday*Annual holiday tree lighting Friday*Dallas Winterfest hosts Santa Friday*Get a IHRC giving tree tag at library*Gift cards will help deployed soldiers*Trinity Lutheran to hold concert series*Dallas Library seeks 'Mitten Tree' gifts*Library to host a 'Coloring Night' out*'Soup Bowl' dinner, auctions Thursday*Dallas FFA selling Christmas trees*Salem Community Chorus to perform*Help Baby Jacob and his siblings*MICC forum hosts Toys for Tots*MPCCP share how to care for stray cats*Eat spaghetti for FCH Mountaineers

December 3, 2015 8:49 a.m. read more..
 

Wednesday, December 2



Monmouth to go in on paving

The same repaving that the Oregon Department of Transportation did on Highway 99W from Rickreall south will be extended through Monmouth in 2017.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS

*Edward Jones to host open house*West Valley Taphouse open on Main St*Book store opening in downtown Dallas

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SCHOOL NOTES

*'Suessical' opens Thursday at Central*Kings Valley food drive a success*Foundation awards $6,360 in grants

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TELLING THE STORY

Milt Serafin has never seen the Rickreall Christmas Pageant. For 32 years, he’s performed various roles in it and even joined the board about five years ago, but has yet to be just a spectator.

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COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS

Dori Showell exemplifies the spirit of giving each day, whether it is through saying yes to helping a project or friend, or sharing a bright smile and hug.

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DIVERSITY

There’s evidence that attitudes are shifting to more acceptance, but there’s still room for improvement.

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