Alternative scenic bike route proposed

To give riders of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway an alternative to River Road South in Salem, Monmouth City Councilman and avid bike rider Marshall Guthrie has rallied officials in both Monmouth and Independence to co-sign a proposed alternate route.

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*Hospital volunteers to host book fair*Raffle will benefit local kidney patient*Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap*Artist of the month displays watercolors*MVCA event set to honor veterans*Scrabble session slated at library


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YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

There’s still time to sow salad greens for harvest throughout the fall and winter months.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

If you’ve been too busy to vote, it’s a good idea to find that ballot and vote as soon as possible, because ballots will be counted on Tuesday.

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November & December events

Print this out and keep it with you during this Holiday Bazaar season

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Lots of happenings in Pedee area.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

We’re right in the middle of homecoming week at Western Oregon University, with good things going on every day.



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*Memory screening clinic set Thursday*Dallas Lions Club benefit scheduled*MBA fundraiser set at Burgerville*Storybook pumpkin entries due soon*MICC Spooktacular Bingo is Saturday*Aquatic center has youth event slated*Chocolate fair set at Spirit Mountain*River Gallery plans 16th birthday event*New area orchestra seeking members*Fundraiser for local family set Tuesday*Hospital volunteers planning book fair

I-O seeking your holiday bazaar events for guide

The Itemizer-Observer will publish on Oct. 29 a master guide of holiday fair events taking place in Polk County.

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Womer Cemetery is being expanded.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Halloween and Thanksgiving décor are everywhere, which means that Christmas advertising is only a moment away.

YOUR GARDEN: Tiffany Woods

Hebes provide fall, winter color

Several small-leaved Hebe cultivars that are hardy west of the Cascades have beautiful and unusual foliage. Some are commonly sold in the Pacific Northwest.