Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Covering Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and surrounding areas since 1868
Going Christmas tree hunting this weekend?
Individuals, groups step up to make holiday enjoyable for others
GRAND RONDE — Thirty years is more than just a milestone to Jack Giffen Jr., the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde tribal vice chairman.
Both seen, unseen world inspires Dallas artist’s paintings, artwork
Sessions exclusively for Western Oregon staff members to unwind
DALLAS -- Frank Caudillo woke in the middle of the night to something sniffing around his tent.
Annual Smith Fine Arts Series lands a host of celebrated artists
RICKREALL -- In the world of duck hunting, the most essential tool aside from the shotgun is the duck call.
INDEPENDENCE -- Sunday is "no cheese day" at the Humiston household -- no cooking with cheese, no eating cheese, don't even bring it up ... unless it's a really cheesy joke.
MONMOUTH -- If necessity is the mother of invention and curiosity is the spark behind every great idea, then inspiration must be the seed for creating art.
MONMOUTH -- Tucked away among towering evergreen trees in the northeastern corner of the Western Oregon University campus lies an inconspicuous late 19th-century farmhouse.
FALLS CITY -- Harvest day at Akha Farm in Falls City is a lesson in not only the bounty of summer, but the vast variety of colors in nature's palette.
DALLAS -- When artist and Dallas resident Blaine Billman picked up his pen last winter to start on his latest drawing, he did so with a little doubt.
DALLAS -- Dave Campbell was in the middle of negotiating a price for the restoration work he had just finished on a 1971 Volkswagen Fastback for a client when he spotted something that sealed the deal: two beat up, old VW Buses rusting away in her yard.
MONMOUTH -- When Diana Goings looks at a leaf, it likely won't take long before she flips it over to look at the back side.
INDEPENDENCE -- The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was founded just a few years after the Civil War, when the United States was almost separated and flew not one but two flags.
WILLAMINA -- To say Willamina residents Ron and Barbara Smith, and their children Anna and Nolan, are invested in agriculture would be inadequate.
BUENA VISTA -- Most days, you will find Mary Dean and Ian Cordner under sun hats working on the 2.5 acres full of flower beds that is Buena Vista Flowers.
Polk County resident has used herbal remedies for more than 40 years.
MONMOUTH -- Chemistry was never an interest of Tammy Taggart's growing up. And she was never really high on craftmaking like her mother.
Independence resident is one of a small minority of woman train engineers
DALLAS -- Col. James W. Nesmith, the namesake of the new Oregon Army National Guard Readiness Center in Dallas, also has been called "The Father of Polk County."