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As deadline for this week’s Itemizer-Observer approached last weekend, everyone was so concerned about the forest fires all over Oregon and in many western states as well.

PEDEE NEWS

Eric Schwanke is back from his mission trip to Mozambique with Iris Global Ministries, which was quite an experience for him as they do things differently there, like having three-hour sermons.

MI TOWN

As we turned the calendar to a new page and welcomed September this week, it just doesn’t seem like many days have passed since we were all talking about plans for Memorial Day weekend.

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Clematis climb into a special place in the garden

As they climb up trellises and trees unfurling large, lusciously colored flowers, clematis put on a special show in the garden.

THE DOCTOR IS IN

Do you, or anyone you know, continually invest in incontinence products, experience involuntary leakage during physical activities or have back or pelvic pain from giving birth?

MI TOWN

Although the calendar says that the official beginning of fall isn’t until late September, for many of us, Labor Day signifies the transition.

PEDEE NEWS

We in Pedee are so sorry to hear of Peter Padilla’s death.

PEDEE NEWS

Albany has been working for several years to create a hand carved carousel on the order of the one in Salem, and as the Albany Historic Carousel and Museum, had their grand opening on Aug. 15.

MI TOWN

Our football tickets arrived in the mail this week — and we’re anticipating the Western Oregon University Wolves’ first home game against Humboldt State at McArthur Stadium on Sept. 23.

Give bees a chance by knowing needs

Andony Melathopoulos is out to bust some myths about the 500 species of bees living in Oregon, most notably that most don’t sting.

MI TOWN

The summer concerts in Main Street Park in Monmouth just keep getting better and better — and what could be more fun on a summer evening than packing a picnic supper and spending a great time with friends and family, listening to a variety of excellent entertainers.

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Eclipse: prepare for your experience

With the solar eclipse on the horizon, it’s time to get prepared by stocking up on glasses, food, water, gas and patience.

MILESTONE

George Thompson -- 90th birthday reception

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Tips to save water during a hot summer

As the heat ratchets up so does water use, costing homeowners money and doing no favors for the environment.

MI TOWN

Thursday is the opening of the Polk County Fair. All summer long we’ve anticipated three special days when everything good about our communities is showcased for everyone to see and enjoy.

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