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Dallas art studio opens exhibit Friday

Tom Kunke Art Studio and Gallery in Dallas is opening a new exhibit Friday featuring award-winning artist Nancy Eng.

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Falls City residents work to bring Manos back

Child star Jackey Raye Neyman Jones works to tell the story of her character, Debbie, and family 50 years later

OK B-movie fans, want to find out what happened to Debbie, the little girl from “Manos: The Hands of Fate?”

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Retirement: Begin planning early

Couple gets creative to earn enough money for life after work following mid-career shift

In late 2008, Mark and Jamie Fangman were “downsized.”

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Set seeds on the right path with soil

While you’re battling the winter blues, make your own seed-starting mix and plan for the gardening days ahead.

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Feb. 3 Community Notebook

Shrove Tuesday supper is Feb. 9; Show your love and support IDA; Monmouth Library hosts coloring night; A cappella music at Grace Baptist; KVCS offers radio technician class; Graphic designers offer services; MP Food Share presents summit; New Garden Club seeks members; Polk flag design contest now open; Police Department takes part in blitz; Faith Lutheran hosts free concert

Feb. 3 Community Calendar

Events listed for the week of Feb. 3-10.

Feb. 3 MI Town

We’ve turned the page on our calendar to the bright and shiny new month of February, which brings us Groundhog Day and St. Valentine’s Day — two good reasons to bring laughter and joy into those often gray winter days.

Feb. 3 Pedee News

Tuesday, Jan. 19, was a banner day for Betty Forry.

Birth: Eisele

Blake Michael George Eisele was born to Matt and Jenny Eisele of Monmouth at 11:01 a.m. on Jan. 16 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

Birth: Seick

Kai Freedom Seick was born to Jeremy and Suzanne Seick of Monmouth at 6:39 a.m. on Jan. 19 at Salem Hospital Family Birth Center.

Central presents ‘Bang, Bang’ encore

Central High School will present an encore performance of the play, “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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Race for MS

Monmouth man hopes to raise money and awareness for MS through races

Kevin McMillan, 44, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, but suspects he has had the disease since high school.

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Soil tests unveil the mysteries beneath

Soil defines the success of a garden, but for many it’s a mystery.

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We’ll bid a fond farewell to the wintry month of January in just a few more days.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Nate Dunaway, a senior theater student at Western Oregon University, is a filmmaker in addition to being an actor and director.

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