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Senior center offers management class

The Monmouth Senior Center will offer a lifestyle management class beginning Monday from noon to 12:30 p.m. The weekly class will run through March 28.

There is no charge to attend. The class will deal with a variety of issues, including having diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety and heart disease. Register through the office.

Quilt class begins Friday in Monmouth

The Monmouth Senior Center will host a beginner quilt class Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Arlene Kovash will offer demos on quilting supplies. The class is for those who want to start quilting and don’t know where to start.

The cost is $5 and will be paid for at the start of class.

Auction and dinner to benefit CHS FFA

The 24th Central High School FFA Auction and Dinner will be held Saturday. A silent auction kicks off the night’s festivities from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by an oral auction at 7 p.m. A tri-tip dinner will be served.

Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children aged 6-12 and children 6 and younger are free.

For more information: Brenda Phearson, or Lynn Thomas,

Dallas Historian updates website

Dallas Historian launched an updated version of on Jan. 26.

The website, devoted to the history of Dallas, has the ability to add/update menu items, providing detailed information regarding commerce, business, government, churches, buildings, people and more.

Suzie Hunter-Rohde was appointed by former Mayor Jim Fairchild to the unofficial position of Dallas Historian in 2006.

“It is easy to add new topics and to edit the information for topics, including pictures, allowing those that view this website a better connection to the event or topic published,” Hunter-Rohde said about the site.

For more information: Suzie Hunter,

Museum speaker tells of first murder

Tom Branigar, Polk County History Museum archivist, will tell the story about the first murder in the county at the museum at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

In February 1852, Return William Everman, a transient laborer, murdered Cyrenius Hooker who was a well-known early settler. The story continues to include a jail break, a hanging and one of the accomplices being sold to a local farmer near Buena Vista.

Refreshments will be provided.

The museum is on the south end of the parking area of the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W) in Rickreall.

For more information: 503-623-6251 or go to

Indy Police to host coffee with a cop

Officers from the Independence Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday at McDonald’s, 1315 Monmouth St., Independence.

The event is an opportunity for officers and community members to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and share a cup of coffee.

The event is free, and so is the coffee.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, office of community oriented policing services. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

For more information: Sgt. Juventino Banuelos, 503-837-1108 or email

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