Livestock group slates gathering

Reservations are being accepted for the Polk County Livestock Association’s annual meeting and dinner, scheduled Jan. 24 at the Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center in Rickreall.

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His chance at a better life

DALLAS — Smokey, a 23-year-old mustang, spent years being the “eyes” for another horse who was blind.

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Backyard Barnyard

MONMOUTH — When Domenica Protheroe started her flock of four hens last April, she was more than ready to make a home for her family’s new additions.