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DALLAS  -- It may have been an overcast weekend, but judging by the turnout, local golfers were excited to particiate in the 22nd Annual Turkey Shoot at the Cross Creek Golf Course on Nov. 22.

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Mary Gaither, of Dallas, celebrates her 100th birthday on Nov. 17. She was born in Fort Morgan on November 17, 1920. Mary has lived in Dallas for over 28 years. Her children include Joy Kelley and Carol Luczycki. Mary has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Ann and David Hurd were married in Seattle on October 24, 1970. The wedding was held in Ann’s family home attended by family and friends from Oregon and Washington. They moved to Dallas in 1971 and raised three sons here, John, Steven and Michael. A memorable event during the ceremony was th…

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The Pedee Women’s Club has been meeting again, on the first and third Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or so. They have plenty of room to keep our distance, plus they generally have fewer than 10 at this point.

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Polk County Historical SocietyFor more than 50 years, the highlight of the year in Polk County was the annual hop harvest.It centered on Independence. The town – which had a year-round population of about 1,000 – saw an influx of between 10,000 and 50,000 pickers, family members, peddlers an…

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Pat Yancey hosted Pedee Women’s Club’s first get-together since March at her home, to say goodbye to Doris Bodin who is moving with hubby Bert to Texas in a few weeks. Doris grew up in Texas and has family there, which she looking forward to seeing often. At this point, the club is planning …

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The Polk County Youth Auction on Saturday, Aug 15, is now history and the kids in Pedee were happy with the results. Rylee Shockey had the reserve champion market turkey in the show, which was bought by Old Mill Feed Store in Dallas. Tryoneers 4-H Club members Kailey Traglia and Alex Russell…

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Braxton Henry Leon Armstrong was born on May 7 at Salem Hospital to Brittney Hamblin and Ryan Armstrong of Falls City.

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INDEPENDENCE — Reservations are required for the drive-in movie series in Independence.

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Jenae Traglia celebrated her 13th birthday with a small party on April 28. She is now a “quaranteen.” The Traglias recently moved to the old general store in Pedee, which is officially 100 years old as it was built in 1920. It still has the gym upstairs, which was originally a dance hall whe…

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On April 8, 2020, Harlan and Bessie Skelton, long-time residents of Philomath and Corvallis, celebrated 75 years of marriage. They have been residing for the last twelve years at the Dallas Retirement Village, Dallas, Oregon. Harlan was a rural letter carrier out of Philomath for 23 years. B…