Thursday, December 05, 2013
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July 17, 2013
School supply drive gets under way
DALLAS -- Community Action, Polk Community Development Corporation, Polk County Drug Court, Titus 3 and other community sponsors are working on the annual Apple Tree Back-to-School Drive for Dallas-area students.
Donations of backpacks and school supplies are needed for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. Donations are accepted at the Polk County Resource Center, 326 Main St., Dallas, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information: 503-623-8429.
Cheer camp set to start on Monday
DALLAS -- Dallas High School's cheerleading program will host a cheer camp for children going into kindergarten through eighth grade beginning Monday and continuing through July 27.
Participants will learn DHS cheers and be given a chance to show them off during Dallas' Summerfest parade on July 27.
The camp runs from 3 to 5 p.m. each day Monday through July 26 under the covered gym at Whitworth Elementary School, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. A meeting time and place will be announced during camp for the day of the parade.
Camp participants are asked to wear athletic clothing with no open-toe or backless shoes and to pull their hair away from their face.
Camp cost is $45 with payment due upon arrival at camp.
For more information or to preregister: 503-949-9508; firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHS graduate attends range camp
HARNEY COUNTY -- Drew Dyer, a 2013 graduate of Dallas High School, was the lone student from west of the Cascades who participated in the third annual High Desert Youth Range Camp.
The camp focused on natural resources and rangelands through hands-on learning activities.
During the four-day camp, students learned about sagebrush habitat, soils, plant identification, juniper, wildlife, rangeland monitoring, invasive species and worked in groups to put together their own management plans for various areas at the Northern Great Basin Experimental Range. The campers even used Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to locate items they needed for s'mores.
The camp was held June 19-22 at the Northern Great Basin Experimental Range, located 40 miles west of Burns.
KVCS slates movie night fundraiser
KINGS VALLEY -- The final "family movie night" for 2012-13 at Kings Valley Charter School is scheduled Saturday.
"Prep and Landing," "Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" and "Rise of the Guardians" will be shown beginning at 7 p.m.
Admission is by a $2 suggested donation. Premium seating is $5. Baby-sitting is also available for $5 per child. Snow cones will be available for purchase.
The fundraiser is a benefit for the school's foreign language tour in 2014.
For more information: Tamara Sprague, KVCS, 541-929-2134.
Locals qualify for EOU dean's list
LA GRANDE -- Four students from the local area are among the 586 individuals who qualified for inclusion on the Eastern Oregon University dean's list for the 2013 spring term. Polk County dean's list recipients include: John Cooper, David Leifheit and Sarah Myers, all of Dallas; and David Hawks of Monmouth. To qualify, students must achieve and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term.