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Faith Lutheran hosts summer fair

Faith Lutheran Church, 200 Monmouth-Independence Highway, will host a summer fair on Saturday.

A yard sale begins at 8 a.m. with a free car wash from 9 a.m. to noon. Coffee and snacks will be available at no charge. A free taco lunch will also be served at 11 a.m.

Health screening, face painting and a slide will also be on site.

For more information: 503-838-3459.

Miss Teen hosts open-house party

Mikaela Bruer, Miss Teen Oregon USA, will attend an open-house party in her honor Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pressed Coffee and Wine Bar, 788 Main St., Dallas.

The party will celebrate her accomplishments as she prepares to represent Oregon at the National Miss Teen USA pageant.

Free refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

For more information: 503-507-5240.

City to hold council forum on July 27

The city of Monmouth will host a city council candidate forum July 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Volunteer Hall, 144 Warren St. S., Monmouth.

The meeting will contain information for those interested to see what it takes to run for council or knows someone who wants to run for council.

For more information: Phyllis Bolman, 505-751-0145.

Monmouth High 84th reunion set

The 84th Monmouth High School reunion will be held Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historic Gentle House, 855 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth.

A potluck luncheon with a special dessert will begin at 12:30 p.m. The annual gathering of alumni, family and friends celebrates the school, which was located where Rice Auditorium now stands.

The high school was originally built in 1911. The final class to graduate from the school was the class of 1950.

For more information: Calene, 503-838-3990.

PC to accept grant applications

Polk County will begin accepting applications for business development grants for the 2016-17 funding cycle on Friday.

The Business Development Grants support projects focused on business expansion and creation of new jobs in the agriculture, trade sector and tourism industries within Polk County.

The maximum amount available is $30,000 per project.

Application reviews will be conducted on a first come, first served basis as they are received.

Funding for the grants is made available through state lottery proceeds.

Grant application forms and other materials are available online at

Summer jump rope camp begins

The summer jump rope camp, sponsored by the Rope Busters jump rope team, begins Monday at the Whitworth Elementary School gym, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas.

The camp runs Monday through July 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $30, which includes a jump rope and T-shirt, or $20, which includes a jump rope.

The camp is open for all skill levels.

Day of registration will be available.

For more information: Jim Dent, 503-623-8074.

PC museum to hold porch sale

The Polk County History Museum, 560 S. Pacific Highway West, Rickreall, will hold its annual porch sale Saturday at 9 a.m.

The sale is a fundraiser to help support museum activities.

All items being sold have been donated specifically for the event.

The museum is still accepting items for sale.

For more information: 503-623-6251.

Battle Buddies changes locations

Polk County Battle Buddies, a support group for Polk County veterans, will meet at 486 SW Westwood, Dallas on Monday.

The group meets the third Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

A barbecue potluck will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish.

The group, which usually meets at West Valley Hospital, will also meet at the new location on Aug. 15.

For more information: Wayne Crowder, 503-510-1015.

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