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Fight fires with appropriate landscaping

Drawing a line around the house with fire-resistant landscapes can mean the difference between a home consumed by flames and one left standing.

MI TOWN

We’re an entire month away from the solar eclipse, but it seems like there are so many mugs, T-shirts and other items that are for sale all over the internet — and at some stores as well.

PEDEE NEWS

Judy Guida went to Houston, to spend time with her seven grandkids, Adrianna, AJ, Neko, Sam, Tristen, Layla, and Josie, children of John and Gina Guida.

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Start now to reap vegetables in fall

As we settle in at the table of summer’s harvest, savvy gardeners pause long enough to consider the coming season.

MI TOWN

The bright red, white and blue decorations have been packed away for another year, the kids have finished all their candy stash gathered from the Fourth of July parade and the remnants of fireworks packages were relegated to the trash can several days ago.

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Two “Quilts of Valor” were presented to veterans on July 2 at the annual Jones family Fourth of July picnic at Don and Zee Edward’s house in Dallas.

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Clay creations take a monsterous turn

Ash Creek Arts Center summer camp invites youths to create monsters

MONMOUTH — Tofer Deforest was putting the finishing touches on his monstrous creation. Deforest had spent hours crafting a spider — a tarantula, to be exact — out of clay.

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‘Arabian Nights’ hits Western Oregon stage

Applebox Children’s Theater opens seventh annual production tonight with cast of 40

MONMOUTH — Applebox Children’s Theater is in its final week of rehearsal before taking the Western Oregon University Amphitheater for the seventh year, this time to perform an adaptation of “Arabian Nights.”

Consider the options when buying a lawn mower

Considering the 80 million home lawns in the country, there are a lot of people buying lawn mowers.

MI TOWN

Summertime, and the living is busy.

PEDEE NEWS

The Pedee Women’s Club members were pleased when neighbor Jon Bansen invited them over to see the work on the old Skidmore barn he is remodeling for his son Ross’s wedding later this summer.

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Portia Perkins and husband Jack hosted Portia’s sister Paula Taylor and husband Chuck, of Davenport, Iowa, for a week at the first of the month.

MI TOWN

Our newly-minted Western Oregon University graduates bid farewell to MI Town following Saturday’s graduation ceremonies that combined happy tears with nostalgia, optimism and abundant good wishes.

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Tomato lovers: nix disease, grow the best

Knowing the whys and hows of tomato diseases gives gardeners a leg up for successfully growing the most-treasured of vegetables.

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Today there will be a party for Audrey Cameron, who is retiring from 25 years of teaching at the Weekday School of the Bible in Dallas.

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