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July 31, 2012
Power spike interupts MINET service
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Most of the 3,000 residential and commercial customers of the Monmouth-Independence Network (MINET) were without service between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.
Ross Schultz, MINET interim business manager, said a power spike caused the interruption and it was unknown whether it originated inside or outside the utility's central office.
"As a result, our cable system rebooted itself like it's supposed to," Schultz said, noting that particular service was affected for only a few minutes.
"We've never had anything like this happen," he added. "We've had power surges before and they were identifiable -- this seems to be more lucid."
Schultz said Internet service was restored by about 12:30 p.m. on Friday; the Itemizer-Observer received feedback from MINET customers as late as Monday afternoon about service just then being restored.
Schultz said there were no safety issues that occurred in either city that resulted from the interruption to MINET.
Polk CCF selects officers, board
DALLAS -- The Polk County Commission for Children and Families (PCCCF) recently named its new officers for 2012.
They are: Kimberlee Ayers, Just Organized, chairwoman; Herm Boes, Salem Leadership Foundation, chairman elect; and Odi Campos, Oregon Child Development Coalition, vice chairman. Denise Swanson with 211 Info is the outgoing chairwoman.
Other board members are: Vickie Boer, a retired educator; Cori Brownell, Family Building Blocks; Jim Fowler, a business owner; Stanley Graven, a retired doctor and professor; Carmen Mercier, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Karen Moynahan, city of Portland; Craig Oviatt, West Salem Foursquare Church; Jon Reeves, MWV Community Action Agency; Vanessa Thing, a student; and Joyce Wahl, a retired educator in the Central community.
Three new members complete the PCCCF's 17 member board. They are: Khari Applewhite, First Community Credit Union; Judy Jeffreys, a retired social worker; and Beth Jones, a homemaker.
All board members reside and/or work in Polk County.
For more information on the Polk County Commission for Children and Families: www.co.polk.or.us/pcccf; 503-623-9664.
Roblan to speak to county Dems
DALLAS -- The Polk County Democratic Central Committee will hold its August meeting on Thursday at the Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas (enter from the Jefferson Street side).
Guest speaker will be Oregon House District 9 Representative Arnie Roblan, who also serves as Co-Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Social time starts at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: Wanda Davis, 503-508-1428; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; on Facebook at facebook.com/PolkDemsOregon.