April 27 Library Calendar


April 27 Community Calendar

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Pull weeds as soon as they pop up

Unsightly and seemingly uncontrollable, weeds have a way of taking over the garden in the time it takes to put the hoe away.



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Place high need plants in plain sight

As you walk from car to doorway, ripe blueberries wait to be plucked, the fragrance of basil reminds you of the pesto planned for dinner, a small slug meets its end before snacking on the lettuce seedlings.

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Community Notebook March 30

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March 23 Community Notebook

WVH volunteers to host fundraiser; Dallas Garden Club to meet Monday; Sunrise service at Spring Valley Church; Annual doll show takes center stage; Calmlee’s to host book club meeting; Winery to hold ‘adult Easter hunt’; Easter Brunch at Left Coast Cellars; Alzheimer’s class looks at disease

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Local Easter Egg Hunts 2016

A round up of Polk County Easter Egg Hunts.

Purple toilet to raise money for RFL

Courtney Williams wants to put a purple toilet in your yard, or in the yard of someone you know.

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Have you seen this pirate downtown?

Toymaker’s ‘treasure hunts’ an attempt to increase traffic on Main Street Independence

Thar be pirates in downtown Independence, matey, and if you find one, you could get access to Capt. Billy’s treasure chest.


Library Calendar March 16


Years ago there used to be a saying: you could tell when it was spring in Oregon because the rain was warmer.


The Pedee community increased by one on Thursday with the birth of Ariah Braelyn Crowe.


Library Calendar March 9

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Desire to serve

Anton Alvarez honored to be Junior Citizen

Anton Alvarez doesn’t volunteer because someone’s watching, but someone was watching — and nominated him for Monmouth-Independence’s 2015 Junior Citizen. Anton is a humble recipient of the award.