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October 03, 2012
Homecoming continues at Dallas
DALLAS -- It's time to wear your orange and black with pride as Dallas High School celebrates Homecoming Week through Saturday.
Come see a clash of the junior and senior girls at the powder puff football game Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the high school football field. Admission is $3.
The festivities continue Thursday evening with chariot races at 7:30 p.m., followed by field games -- including such shenanigans as an inflatable obstacle course and jousting -- at 7:45 p.m. All events are at the high school.
Homecoming Week also includes "Dragon Pride Day" on Friday. The entire community can show its support by wearing Dragon Pride T-shirts. Don't have one? They are available for $5 at Dallas High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave.
The Dragons take on league rival Woodburn Friday at 7 p.m. in the annual homecoming football game. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students without their student ID. At halftime, the 2012 homecoming court will be introduced, followed by a Dallas cheer team performance.
For more information: 503-623-8336.
Perrydale celebrating homecoming
PERRYDALE -- Perrydale Pirates are celebrating Homecoming Week, which began Monday and runs through Saturday.
Want to join the fun? Come check out Wednesday's powder puff game, which pits the girls in the freshmen and junior classes against the sophomores and seniors. The game begins at 6 p.m. on the football field. Then the annual Grid Iron Game -- the boys playing volleyball -- will follow at 7 p.m. Both games are free.
Friday is the main event -- the annual homecoming football game against Falls City. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
All events are at Perrydale School, 7445 Perrydale Road, Amity.
For more information: 503-623-2040.
CHS gearin gup for homecoming
INDEPENDENCE -- Residents of Monmouth and Independence can enjoy parts of Central High School's Homecoming Week, which starts Monday.
A powder puff football game between the school's junior and senior female students will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday at Panther Stadium. The contest is a fundraiser for Central High's leadership program. Attendance is free, but a donation of $1 is encouraged.
On Oct. 10, there will be a Panther bonfire at Central Baptist Church, 655 S. Pacific Ave. Central High's Pep Band will perform.
Central High's football team will be featured prominently in a parade that will caravan from the school, and east on Monmouth Street to Riverview Park on Oct. 11. That event starts at 5:45 p.m. The football game against Taft will begin at 7 p.m. The homecoming king and queen will be crowned during halftime.
For more information: 503-838-0840.
Tickets on sale for Central play
INDEPENDENCE -- Community members are encouraged to buy their tickets early for Central High School's production of "The Little Mermaid."
The musical is based on the classic Disney animated film and will be directed by Jeff Witt and choreographed by Linda Kuntz. There will be performances over a two-week period in Central High's auditorium, Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 17-20.
All evening performances start at 7 o'clock. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 13. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Kids dressed as their favorite character will receive a discount. Senior Citizen Night is Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.
For tickets and more information: 503-838-0480 or 503-606-2225.
Perrydale fundraiser deadline nears
PERRYDALE -- The deadline to purchase Dutch Mill brand flower bulbs through Perrydale School is Friday.
The school is selling tulips, daffodils, herbs and about 20 other flower varieties to raise money for a special fund that helps support the school's carnival, senior prom, playground equipment and other needs.
A package of bulbs -- which includes anywhere from four to 15 bulbs, depending on the type -- costs $7. Half of the proceeds go back to Perrydale School.
Order forms are available at Perrydale School, 7445 Perrydale Road. Plants can also be ordered from any Perrydale student. Bulbs will arrive for pick up in about two weeks.
For more information: 503-623-2040.
Girod named interim dean at WOU
MONMOUTH -- Mark Girod has been named interim dean of Western Oregon University's College of Education through June 30.
Girod will lead the college for 2012-13. Current dean Hilda Rosselli is on a one-year leave to serve as deputy director of college and career readiness for Oregon's chief education officer.
Girod is an education psychologist who teaches courses in social and emotional development and research methods for teachers.
Girod came to Western in 2001 as an associate professor. He was named teaching division chairman in 2009. He's also the executive director of the Forgotten People Foundation, an international philanthropic organization.
Polk students make OSU honor roll
CORVALLIS -- Three Polk County residents qualified for inclusion on the 2012 summer term scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University.
Students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and carry at least 12 graded hours of course work to qualify.
Local students recognized include:
* Straight-A average -- April L. Whitney of Dallas, senior, speech communication; and Ada Hoffman of Monmouth, post baccalaureate, general studies.
* 3.5 or better -- Rihanna N. Wheeler of Dallas, junior, women studies.