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MES principal leaving for post with Central office

Her new job, director of curriculum and instruction, was a position the district eliminated in 2008 during budget cuts.

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Huckestein appointed Chemeketa president

Huckestein has served as interim president since June 2014.

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Best of Dallas honored during annual Community Awards Ceremony

Shellie Friesen-Berry thought she was being original when she asked her friend’s parents, Jim and Carolyn Wall, if they were “adopting.”

District may get bonus funds

The Dallas School District may be able to double its money by the time it issues its second round of bonds from the $17 million maintenance bond approved in November.

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Community leader Cable dies unexpectedly

During his 80 years in life, Carol Cable influenced his community more than even his children knew.

New Internet provider targets Dallas, Monmouth

Astound Broadband is coming to Dallas and Monmouth.

Church moving into downtown Independence location

The Grove Community Church is moving into the old Lenora’s Ghost location at 114 S. Main St. in downtown Independence.

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Restoration work continues at Luckiamute natural area

If you are not careful, you don’t see them — tiny little twigs poking out of the mud left from a recent flood.

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*Rose maintenance demonstration set*Local church slates fundraising event*Workshop to offer garden prep tips*Chili cooks sought for upcoming event

Horses, goats seized in animal neglect case

A Dallas woman was charged today (Wednesday) with first-degree animal neglect after an investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Search for DSD boss ready for next step

Superintendent to be named in March

The Dallas School Board is ready for the next step in the process of finding and hiring a new superintendent: interviews.

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*Lent discussion series kicks off*Youth classes set at Extension office*Driver safety class slated for Saturday*Poultry swap meet due at fairgrounds*Relay for Life sets vendor fair benefit*Author will discuss Oregon during war*Free baby shower slated on Saturday*Gallery set to host reading on Sunday

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Quilting workshop kicks off club’s new classes

For anyone interested in the art, Kovash will hold a beginning quilter’s class at the Pedee Women’s Club clubhouse in Pedee on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. It is the first of a series of classes to be offered on the third Wednesday of the month at the clubhouse.

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Enrollment numbers up at Dallas, Central

Polk County’s two largest school districts — excluding Salem-Keizer — saw increases in enrollment this year.

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Library a gardening resource

Seed lending program starts at Monmouth, is open to all

Whether you’re new at gardening or a regular green thumb, there’s one thing all planters need: seeds.