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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Community notebook for May 25

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LIBRARY CALENDAR

Library Calendar for May 25

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community calendar for May 25

BIRTHS

Births for May 25

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Fight bugs in the garden with IPM

As bugs begin to munch our plants, our thoughts turn to — what else? — how to kill them.

MI TOWN

The Independence Downtown Association hosted the very first Home-Based Business Fair on Friday at the Independence Elks Lodge — and it was a great opportunity to meet and greet folks in MI Town and nearby areas who have put their creative and inventive ideas to very good use.

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­Memorial Day events

Polk County will celebrate Memorial Day with a number of events Monday. Community members are welcome to attend any of the ceremonies scheduled in honor of Memorial Day.

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‘Explore’ Polk County’s parks, cities

Inside, find the Itemizer-Observer’s Explore Polk County 2016, an annual publication taking a look at all the things the county has to offer visitors, residents and businesses.

BIRTHS

May 18 Births

MILITARY

Matt McCammon graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy OCS program on May 4, receiving his commission as ensign.

PEDEE NEWS

The nice thing about Mother’s Day is that everyone does what they want — no turkey or ham to cook, no real expectations.

MI TOWN

We’ve all survived yet another Friday the 13th, full moon and a primary election that happened during the past few days, so now it’s time to move on to all the other items on the various lists around our houses and/or work places.

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Play mixes old, new, adds lightsabers

Western’s ‘Cymbeline’ set in 1980s high school for modern twist on old story

It’s high school in the ’80s, complete with all the teen angst, drama, romance, comedy – and lightsabers – and Shakespeare.

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Gardening problem? Call master gardener

When you’ve got a gardening question, try tapping out a local phone number for a customized answer instead of delving into the impersonal Internet.

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May 18 Community Notebook

Community events for the week of May 18-24.

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