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.



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*Multicultural fair slated Wednesday*Monmouth seniors plan soup, pie sale*Library schedules events for adults*Driver safety class slated for Saturday*Craft supplies sale set at senior center*Taco feed, auction benefit scheduled*Fiddlers to perform at Falls City event*Pioneer cemeteries topic of gathering*Rogue is throwing a 'pumpkin party'*Gospel bluegrass group to perform

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Ready the garden for the winter

Mulching: It’s like tucking your garden into bed for cold months

It’s time to put that garden to bed for the winter so it will be prime to plant again come spring.

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Western Oregon’s annual Smith Fine Arts Series brings world-class artists to Polk County to perform

This year’s Edgar H. Smith Fine Arts Series promises another season of world-class performances in Monmouth at Western Oregon University.

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*Politics is subject of Western exhibit*New exhibit opens at Ash Creek gallery*'Apple Festival' on tap at Brunk House*Bambinos benefit slated for Friday*Grange schedules Sunday breakfast*State poet laureate to appear at WOU*Multicultural fair coming to library



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VanElverdinghe - 60th

Robert and Gloria VanElverdinghe of Dallas celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.