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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.

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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.

Voting, nominations open for MI awards

The voting is open for the 51st annual Community Awards Banquet, hosted by the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce.

Jan. 20 MI Town

Life in MI Town isn’t all sunshine and light and singing “Kumbaya” around the campfire, no matter how much I wish it was.

Jan. 20 Pedee News

Polk County Fire District No. 1 will be starting a new Volunteer Fire Academy this spring. Men and women interested in joining the team of firefighters at Pedee (or within the district’s boundaries), please contact the district’s main office at 503-838-1510.

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Jan. 13 Community Notebook

Dallas Library shows ‘Ant-man’; Cannon Gallery features stories; Hamersly to host public reception; Spanish class for community begins

Spaghetti dinner at the grange

Visit train club, have spaghetti to support the Rickreall Grange Hall.

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Two Polk volunteers honored

Jiricek, Walton recognized for years of Extension service

OSUEA Cooperator Awards were presented to John Jiricek and John Walton, both of Polk County.

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Dallas singer releases album

Hoffman’s ‘Fault Lines’ has ‘something for everyone’

James Hoffman, a former Dallas resident and graduate of DHS, has turned life’s “interruptions” — good and bad — into a second indie-folk album.

Changes at the Y

Dues shift to reflect household income

The Monmouth-Independence YMCA began the year with changes to its membership program.

Church names vicar

Rev. Fred W. Heard has been appointed new vicar and his first Sunday at the church will Jan. 17.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dallas has named its new vicar.

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*Relief printmaking at Ash Creek class*Free tech courses at United Methodist*Pedee club member to speak at potluck*Pentacle presents 'Mary Poppins'*PCLA host Jan. 16 annual meeting*Painting part at Arena Sports Bar*Old-time squares at Guthrie Park*State of the Cities slated for Jan. 13*Dallas Library shows 'Minions'*Indy library to host ancestry workshop*Yoga studio hosts community event

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YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Give seeds a test for A+ performance

Will they or won’t they? That’s the perennial question when you nestle seeds into the soil each spring and wait for sprouts to make an appearance.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

We bid a fond farewell to 2015 under a bright and starry sky, with hopes that this New Year will bring good things to everyone.