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A ‘BLESSED MINISTRY’

Jinett’s Clothing Closet is often bursting at the seams with clothes to give away to those in need.

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Weather sets marks, but no floods

Rivers are high, and Polk County is officially out of danger of a drought, but the National Weather Service does not expect rivers to break their banks soon.

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VSO office ready to help

Theda and John Tawney purchased the property at 240 SW Washington St. in Dallas in hopes of turning it into a sporting goods store after their son, Ian Tawney, returned from service overseas.

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Roll credits for Motor Vu Drive-In

The final credits are rolling.

Fair board considers plans for building upkeep

Facilities were front and center at the Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center’s annual work session Saturday.

Polk County fair recap

“Moo at the Moon.” That is the theme for the 2017 Polk County Fair, in honor of the Great American total solar eclipse the region will experience on Aug. 21, after the fair’s run.

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Amtgard

The rain was pouring. On a wet and muddy battlefield, a wizard, a barbarian, monster and more charged at each other.

Dreier named events and programs manager for visitors center

The new face of the Dallas Area Visitors Center’s programs and events isn’t someone new at all.

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Dallas chamber names award winners

If you are a regular attendee to the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards, you will notice a few changes this year.

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Dallas Indoor Play Park lets kids, parents mingle

The Dallas Indoor Play Park at Dallas First Presbyterian Church rings with the sound of children playing.

Cold brings high bills

Pacific Power says inclement weather to blame

Power bill higher than expected? You’re not alone.

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MLK inspired man to work for unity

Rev. George Furniss was 24 when he heard words that would inspire him to spend decades fighting for civil rights and social justice.

Flu comes on strong this year

Still time to get a vaccination

Flu season is packing a wallop this year, but there’s still time to get your flu shot.

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Homeless

Community combines forces to help people in need

To afford an average two-bedroom apartment in Dallas, a person must have a job offering $14.36 per hour. In Oregon, 40 percent of jobs pay less than $15 per hour.

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Monmouth shows off senior center expansion

Hundreds gathered at the Monmouth Senior Center on Thursday for its open house and ribbon cutting, celebrating the 2,133-square-foot expansion project.

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