Thursday, April 17, 2014
Covering Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and surrounding areas since 1868
Jason McKenzie, right, of Salem, splashes his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Taylor, 4, in the Willamette River at Riverview Park in Independence Sunday. Sweltering temperatures throughout the region forced many sunseekers toward local waterways over the weekend. Temperatures are expected stay in the 80s through much of the next week.
July 02, 2013
Picnics in the park
for moms, tots set
Each Wednesday mothers with small children meet at Dallas City Park for playtime and a picnic.
Everyone brings their own lunch and mothers and children play together. The group meets at the playground portion of the park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The group is planning to continue gathering each week through the summer.
For more information: Lynda Spencer, 503-838-2940.
Ice cream social
The Monmouth branch of Washington Federal will host its annual Fourth of July Ice Cream Social on Wednesday (today) from 1 to 4 p.m.
The bank at 523 Main St. E. will provide free ice cream sundaes, and there will be an opportunity to win prizes.
There is no cost and the public is welcome.
For more information: 503-838-3744.
Chili feed benefit
set in Monmouth
A chili feed fundraiser will take place Wednesday (today) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., as part of the Monmouth Fourth of July Festival.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth Senior Center, the meal will include homemade chili, coleslaw and corn bread. Cost is a suggested donation of $6 per person.
For more information: Monmouth Senior Center, 503-838-5678.
to serve breakfast
The Polk County Fire District No. 1 Firefighter's Association is hosting its annual pancake feed fundraiser on the Fourth of July.
The event takes place Thursday from 6 to 10 a.m. -- ending just in time for the Fourth of July parade -- at Polk County Fire District No. 1's Main Station, 1800 Monmouth St., Independence.
Cost is $5 per person for pancakes, eggs and ham.
The event is a hit among locals, as Volunteer Firefighter Cody Carlson estimated the breakfast had an attendance of 1,100 people in 2012.
For more information: Cody Carlson, 541-297-0458.
Friends of Library
book sale is July 4
Friends of the Independence Public Library will hold its annual Fourth of July book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The sale takes place Thursday at the old city library, now home of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce, 311 Monmouth St., Independence.
The selection includes books on barbecuing, gardening and history, as well as a selection of fiction and nonfiction, Westerns, mysteries, children's books and more. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. Proceeds go toward special programs at the library.
For more information: Betty Plude, 503-838-4039; Independence Library, 503-838-1811.
on tap in Monmouth
Monmouth Senior Center will host its monthly all-you-can-eat community breakfast fundraiser on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Cost is a suggested donation of $6 per person, $3 for children under 12. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and orange juice, coffee or tea.
Proceeds benefit the Monmouth Senior Center building expansion fund. The center is located at 180 S. Warren St.
For more information: 503-838-5678.