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October 16, 2012
Ballots going out in mail on Friday
POLK COUNTY -- Ballots for the Nov. 6 general election will be mailed to registered voters in Polk County on Friday.
Ballots must be received by mail or at an official county elections drop-site by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 to be accepted. Postmarks do not count.
Voter pamphlets produced by the Secretary of State will be delivered to each household by the postal service. An online edition of the Voters Pamphlet will be available at www.oregonvotes.org.
Tuesday at 5 p.m. was the deadline for new Oregon voters to register. Voters needing to update information have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to do so.
M-I Chamber seeks new directors
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- The nomination period for a seat on the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce's board of directors ends Thursday.
Applicants must be chamber members or are planning to become members. Terms are for three years, with meetings at 7:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month. All positions are volunteer.
Elections will be held via email in November and the terms begin Jan. 13. There are four seats that are up for grabs.
To nominate yourself or somebody else, send an email to Jean Love at email@example.com.
Mini-marathon beneficiaries named
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Almost $5,400 has been distributed this month to local charities and school programs via funds raised from the Monmouth-Independence Mini-Marathon this summer.
The annual event takes place on the Fourth of July and this past edition saw more than 500 runners and walkers participate.
Recipients of proceeds were: the Ella Curran Food Bank in Independence; Central High School's track and cross-country programs; the Monmouth-Independence Lions Club; and the Kelsey Oldham Scholarship program.
The marathon was sponsored by Monmouth Fitness Club, Brooks & Terry's Espresso, Willamette Valley Road Runners, Anytime Fitness, Roth's and Joynt Family Chiropractor.