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MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Next week, nearly 1,300 freshmen and transfer students will be on the campus of Western Oregon University for New Student Week.

YOUR GARDEN: Tiffany Woods

Gardeners can take steps to keep late blight from spreading, and prevention is the best cure.

BIRTHS

*McKibben*Creekmore*LaChapelle

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Reception for artist set to take place*Fundraiser for park, trail project on tap*'Art, aperitif' event slated for Thursday*4-H shooting sport meeting scheduled*Doll show, sale set for Saturday*Grange is hosting fall market event*Child safety seat clinic scheduled*Talk will highlight Gerlinger-Towmotor*Wood drift boats sought for festival*Fundraisers on tap for young Dallas girl

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*New support group set to meet Friday*Cool cars, tattoos will be on display*Aviation event for youths is Saturday*Work party planned at Gentle House*Caterpillar workers slated for reunion*Benefit for cystic fibrosis patient set*Country dances to resume Saturday*Grange schedules Sunday breakfast*Wine, music picnic slated for Sunday*Bible study event will begin Monday*Fundraiser for Park, trail project on tap*Library postpones storytime sessions

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Skidmore's celebrate 65th wedding anniversary.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

The first home football game of the season at McArthur Stadium on the Western Oregon University campus is Sept. 20.

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ENGAGEMENTS

*Wagner-Nisley

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WEDDINGS

*O'Driscoll-Key

BIRTHS

*Thomas*Gienger*Hall

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WE SERVE

Members keep Lions strong

Central Lions is 59 members strong, one of the largest in the region, spanning from Woodburn to Elkton, Lincoln City to Gardner-Reedsport and up to Blue River — about 20,000 square miles. The area includes 41 Lions clubs.

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A merrie olde festival for the ages

Popular Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire returns to Kings Valley area for 19th year

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire prepares to open Saturday.

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Event celebrates house milestone

The event also showcases local history, both upstairs in the permanent museum, and downstairs throughout the house and yard, including old farm equipment the family used, she said.

Your Garden: Tiffany Woods

To deadhead or not to deadhead?

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers such as roses and highly modified annuals, such as marigolds, to keep them blooming, said Heather Stoven, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. For most other plants, she said, it is a matter of appearance and personal taste.

MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

We’ve bid adieu to a wonderful and busy summer in MI Town, and now it’s time to think in terms of all things autumn.

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