December 13, 2011
Patty Taylor Dutcher
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With a brand-spanking new year just around the corner, it’s time to think about making resolutions.
At our house, some cards still need to be addressed, but somehow it will all come together just in time for happy family gatherings and good times to share with friends.
As we open the calendars to the brand new month of December, we anticipate so many good things this month will bring.
I’d like to take a few moments to express my appreciation for those who won’t be relaxing with family and friends on Thursday, but will be working hard to make sure everything goes as well as possible for the rest of us.
We’re barely into the month of November and around our house, we frequently comment that the days are going by much too quickly.
What fun it was to open the I-O last Wednesday morning and see all the great pictures of happy kids enjoying fall sports and learning so many good things about teamwork and activity.
In probably the most exciting football game we’ve seen in the 15 years at McArthur Stadium, our WOU Wolves won over previously unbeaten North Alabama 24-22 on Saturday.
May God be good to those who have died far too young, and may angels wrap their wings around those whose lives will never be the same. Ever again.
Summertime — and the living is busy these days in MI Town, as families begin to make preparations for their sons and daughters for another year of school.
Good things keep happening in MI Town.
The doors open at our very own Polk County Fair Thursday morning at 10 a.m.
Main Street Park was transformed into a village marketplace of booths and festive shops.
Summertime in MI Town means awakening to spectacular sunrises and fresh air, with the promise of a busy day ahead.
Summer programs are in full swing at both the Independence and Monmouth libraries.
MI Town was alive with the sounds of cheers and laughter and the happy voices of the members of the Class of 2015 from Panther Stadium last Friday evening, as the newly-minted graduates were presented with their high school diplomas.
A brand spanking-new month brings us closer to summertime in MI Town.
With Memorial Day weekend just past, we all celebrated the beginning of summertime’s arrival to MI Town and throughout our wonderful Willamette Valley.
The calendar tells us that we’re knee-deep in springtime — and in MI Town that means that kids of all ages are in the midst of participating in wonderful outdoor sports.
We’re right in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), which gives me an opportunity to thank all those dedicated and overworked folks.
The springtime days seem to be flying by so quickly, and this Friday we will welcome the merry month of May.
I’m always wishing for the lion to arrive and be long gone by the end of the month, so we can welcome April with the scampering, happy lambs.
Those extra minutes of brightness at the beginning and end of the day help us to realize that springtime will be here almost before we know it.
We celebrated the end of 2014 watching two Central High graduates — and outstanding football players — in postseason college bowl games.
With the New Year beginning Thursday, it’s time to think about making resolutions.
We’re just about a week away from our holiday celebrations.
Despite all there is to do, let’s take time to relax with friends and enjoy time with family without turning it into a major production.
It’s already December!
Busy week at the Monmouth Senior Center.
It’s definitely November in MI Town.
If you’ve been too busy to vote, it’s a good idea to find that ballot and vote as soon as possible, because ballots will be counted on Tuesday.
Halloween and Thanksgiving décor are everywhere, which means that Christmas advertising is only a moment away.
MI Town is busy with all the activities of the autumn season.
It’s almost here — and if you’ve been waiting all summer long — the Independence Hops & Heritage Festival is this weekend.
These recent days and nights have been filled with freezing fog and an occasional burst of sunshine to brighten our surroundings.