Saturday, May 25, 2013
Covering Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and surrounding areas since 1868
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.
RICKREALL -- Quilting done well takes time.
Polk County resident has used herbal remedies for more than 40 years.
FALLS CITY -- Bob Garrison picks up the left back foot of an Appaloosa named Prince, cleans it, removes the old shoe, files the hoof, and measures it for a new shoe in about two minutes.
DALLAS -- Kathleen Disney and her crew at the Dallas Goodwill were in for a pleasant surprise.
Underneath a mask of canvas and mesh, amidst the tinny clank of slender swords inside the converted warehouse Salem Classical Fencing calls home, Sam Ramirez is smiling.
DALLAS -- When Jeff and Robin Mexico took over the Fox Theatre in Dallas in 2007, they dedicated an enormous amount of their time, energy and money to restoring it.
MONMOUTH -- Chemistry was never an interest of Tammy Taggart's growing up. And she was never really high on craftmaking like her mother.
DALLAS -- Jim Davis has a kennel full of excellent hunting dogs, but no time to go hunting.
INDEPENDENCE -- There's a ladder on the second floor of the J.S. Cooper Building on Main Street that allows you to enter its highly visible octagonal tower, said Marian Fitts while walking through the dimly lit structure, flashlight in hand.
MONMOUTH -- What role did the pro-South Knights of the Golden Circle play in Oregon prior to the Civil War? Why did Monmouth fancy itself a candidate site for the Winter Olympics in 1974?
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."
Dennis Eberly had been a worm fisherman most of his life until 1972, when a friend finally coaxed him out onto the Santiam River to try fly casting.
DALLAS -- Joe Huff expertly glides a hand-held planeacross the solid wood top of a custom-built desk he is building in his shop.