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MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Get a good start on Saturday’s activities and mark your calendars for the Monmouth Senior Center’s community breakfast.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

My unabashed enthusiasm for college football has only grown since we’ve become Western Oregon University Wolves season ticket holders, and this year’s lineup of home games looks like a winner.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Does anybody else remember when those hot summer days didn’t really begin until after the Fourth of July?

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

This is National Public Works week (May 17-23) and it gives us an opportunity to take time to think about how many good and positive things happen in MI Town because of the hard work and diligence of our public workers.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

A sure sign of spring in MI Town was the opening of the farmers markets last weekend.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

See you Thursday for soup and pie at the Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St. Doors open at 11 a.m.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Hopefully by now we’ve all sprung ahead and even the pesky digital clocks in our vehicles have been changed over to daylight saving time.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

MI Town is decked out in shades of red to celebrate a bright and cheerful day in the midst of the dark wintry season.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Whatever the case may be, we’ve sure had a wonderful break in the usual winter doldrums and many opportunities to think about the days to come.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

The calendar shows that we’re closing in on the end of January, but the blue skies and moderate temperatures — at press time at least — are more in line with March or April.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Flu season is upon us. Be sure your family is immunized and protected.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

We’re definitely into winter in MI Town and it seems like springtime is a distant future dream.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

There’s never a holiday at our fire departments, where dedicated professional firefighters and volunteers are always ready for any challenge.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

The one bright and shining highlight in November is Thanksgiving.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Next week, nearly 1,300 freshmen and transfer students will be on the campus of Western Oregon University for New Student Week.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

The first home football game of the season at McArthur Stadium on the Western Oregon University campus is Sept. 20.

6/29 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

How quickly these summer days fly by. The flowers are blooming all over MI Town and our backyard gardens are beginning to really put on a show, with the promise of fresh fruits and vegetables out there on the horizon. The birds seem to compete daily for an opportunity to find the very best of the strawberries and raspberries, but we manage to get just enough for shortcake or to add something special to a dish of vanilla ice cream.

5/4 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

We're all wishing that Mother Nature helps us celebrate the beginning of the merry month of May with blue skies, sunshine and good weather.

4/6 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Instead of my usual MI Town column this week, I would like to share something very personal with my readers.

2/2 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

For those of us in MI Town who aren't very fond of Old Man Winter, turning the calendar page to February brings us that much closer to the arrival of springtime. Seed catalogs and all things gardening are seeking our attention, and we can hardly wait for the daffodils and tulips to brighten our yards -- and our lives.

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