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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Emeritus Society to meet Monday*Improve memory through workshop*Senior Center jam set for Thursday*Join in YMCA Indy pool clean-up*M-I YMCA to host free Saturday event*Art exhibit opening at Tom Kunke Art*Monmouth survey focuses on future*PCL host artist gathering today

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Hanging baskets put the color in summer

Hanging a basket filled with colorful plants gives decks and gardens another dimension.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

With Memorial Day weekend just past, we all celebrated the beginning of summertime’s arrival to MI Town and throughout our wonderful Willamette Valley.

MILESTONES

*Fitch - 100th

BIRTHS

*Nisley

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Free container collection Friday*Ristau reads from new novel May 27*Wash your car, and benefit PC Relay*Fractal art at the Bread Board*Yeast breads class set for May 30*Library display to feature shells*County hazardous waste collection*Left Coast Cellars hosts 'Sip & Stroll'

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Corbin Sedlacek, a seventh-grader from Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools’ Pedee campus, stopped by the Women’s Club last Wednesday to interview members about an unnamed creek by Maple Grove Road that his class is studying and trying to name.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

This is National Public Works week (May 17-23) and it gives us an opportunity to take time to think about how many good and positive things happen in MI Town because of the hard work and diligence of our public workers.

BIRTHS

*Beasley*Hedrick

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Show ‘unearths’ beauty of Falls City

“I missed it!” Sickles said of her short “cameo” on Discovery Channel’s “Unearthed,” which was filmed in and around Falls City.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Rummage sale benefits Central High Band*Weight Watchers meets at Talmadge*Wind Down returns to Monmouth, Indy*Dance recital will benefit food bank*Container garden class is Thursday*Time to sign up for August Jazz Camp*Dallas youth state finalist for pageant*Learn defensive driving skills*Community fiesta at WOU on Friday*Genealogy seminar at Polk museum*Hiratsuka guest artist at gallery*Dallas Lions Club sale is Friday-Saturday*Tour historic Independence*Piano concert is Sunday at EBC*Wear your bonnet at DCS breakfast*PC Fair looking for superintendents*Heart to Heart host Master's Men

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Divide, conquer plants to keep healthy

While you’re weeding and seeding and planting and pruning, there’s one more thing to put on your plate: dividing.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

The calendar tells us that we’re knee-deep in springtime — and in MI Town that means that kids of all ages are in the midst of participating in wonderful outdoor sports.

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

The Polk County Saddle-ites are planning their annual poker ride for Saturday, June 20.

BIRTHS

*Andersen*King*English*Holmes*Eisele

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