Evans birth

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Wolfe-Osborne engagement


On Sept. 16, good friend Ardene Barnhart joined her friend Jesus in heaven at the age of 89.


We’re celebrating the return of many new and returning students to Western Oregon University, as classes began this week.


Library calendar for Sept. 28

Community calendar

Community calendar for Sept. 28

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Community notebook

Community Notebook for Sept. 28

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Artistic expressions

The Smith Fine Arts Series is back for its 40th season, starting Friday with The Paperboys, Mexican son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels, and a good dose of country and bluegrass. The series includes six performances this year, with performances through June.

Brunk House to host cider festival Saturday

Apple cider and apple pie will be for sale

With the weather turning colder and the leaves beginning to show their fall colors, it’s the perfect time for some freshly pressed apple cider.

Volunteer Opportunities

These Polk County groups would welcome individuals who have time or expertise to volunteer.


Births for Sept. 21


Anniversaries for Sept. 21


It’s really difficult to concentrate on those necessary chores such as cleaning and dusting and even fighting that pesky mole that has left yet another mound of dirt overnight in the garden and flower beds (usually the mole wins), when the gorgeous blue skies and warm late summer days lure us to things like long walks and the opportunity to chat with a good friend.

Library calendar

Library calendar for Sept. 21

Community calendar

Community Calendar for Sept. 21