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*Fundraisers for band program set*WOU offering winter break tours*MVCA planning Christmas program*CSD seeking committee members*Locals receive degrees from EOU

December 11, 2012


Fundraisers for band program set

DALLAS -- Two fundraisers for the Dallas Schools Band Program have been scheduled.

On Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., the band will perform in front of the Dallas Rite Aid, 178 W. Ellendale Ave. You can support the band program by making a donation while it performs.

On Tuesday, the Dallas Band Boosters will host a bake sale during the winter concert featuring Christmas music. The concert will be held in Bollman Auditorium at Dallas High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave.

The bake sale starts at 6 p.m., with the concert following at 7 p.m. Band boosters will also have new and gently used Christmas ornaments, holiday d‚cor, and new quilted table runners and wall hangings for sale. Band students will have T-shirt order forms and chocolate bars for sale.

For more information: Bonnie Beck, 503-623-2796, ext. 4053; email to

PHS cheerleaders selling ornaments

PERRYDALE -- The Perrydale High School cheerleading team is selling Christmas ornaments as part of its holiday fundraiser through Monday.

The ornaments are red and white spheres, about 4 inches in diameter, with the Pirate logo on the front and a spot on the back for a personalized message.

The ornaments are $10 apiece and are on display in the front office of Perrydale School. All proceeds from sales will go toward equipment for the cheerleading team.

For more information: Miriam Yovino or Missy Locke, 503-623-2040.

WOU offering winter break tours

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University's Office of Admissions will offer campus tours, including the residence halls, to prospective students and their families during the winter holiday break.

Tours are available weekdays at 1:30 p.m. Tours are available now through Jan. 4, except during the campuswide closure Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.

For more information: 503-838-8211;

MVCA planning Christmas program

MONMOUTH -- Mid-Valley Christian Academy of Monmouth will hold its preschool and kindergarten Christmas program Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The event takes place at Central Baptist Church, 655 S. Pacific Ave., in Monmouth. The public is welcome.

For more information: 503-838-2818.

CSD seeking committee members

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Community members are needed to fill four vacancies on the budget committee of the Central School District Board of Directors.

The committee will provide oversight and guidance during the creation of Central's 2013-14 budget.

Those position are:

* Zone 2 -- The city of Independence south of Monmouth Street within the city limits.

* Zone 3 -- The city of Monmouth east of Pacific Highway.

* Zone 4 -- The city of Monmouth west of Pacific Highway and north of Jackson Street.

* Zone 6 -- The portion of the district that extends north of Monmouth and Independence and the Monmouth Highway, which runs toward Bridgeport Road.

Candidates should reside in one of these zones. Out-of-zone appointments may be made, however, if there is a lack of qualified candidates.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest to: Central School Board, Central School District 13J, 1610 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351. Deadline is Jan. 10.

The board will make appointments at its regular meeting Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Central High School.

For more information: 503-838-0030.


Locals receive degrees from EOU

LA GRANDE -- Eastern Oregon University awarded 593 undergraduate degrees and 95 master's degrees during the 2011-12 academic year, with eight Polk County residents among those degree recipients.

Area residents receiving degrees from EOU in 2011-12 included:

From Dallas -- Natalie Quinonez, Bachelor of Science, liberal studies (cum laude); Kendra Kuust, Bachelor of Science, media arts and communication; Mark Whitcomb, Bachelor of Science, philosophy/politics/economics (magna cum laude); and Aeris Fast, Bachelor of Science, psychology.

From Falls City -- Steven Sickles, Bachelor of Science, business administration.

From Independence -- Frederick Kihs, Bachelor of Science, liberal studies.

From West Salem -- Jason Baker, Bachelor of Science, liberal studies; and Zachary Steele, Bachelor of Science, philosophy/politics/economics.

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