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Community Calendar: is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com). To advertise a busine…

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Sandra Parks, who works with the SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) reading program at Kings Valley Charter School is looking for volunteers and a coordinator for the area. Volunteers are trained to read with a student for an hour a week, developing a vital one-on-one relationship with the …

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Community Calendar: is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com). To place a business e…

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Community Calendar: is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com). To advertise a busine…

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I’ve always said that I see the first daffodil on my birthday, but that was Monday and I haven’t seen one yet. Hope they show up soon!

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The children of Pedee Church led the service on Feb. 6. The theme was “God is Great,” and the service well done. At least 15 kids participated, including Jacob North, who led the singing, and the multi-talented Jenae Traglia, who with Tony Rodriquez (not a kid) presented a skit as the messag…

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Community Calendar: is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com). Place an ad to list a…

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Pedee Church has a new administrative assistant as of this month. April Makalea had been their administrative assistant for the past few years and got them up and running with a new computer program and got their records straightened out with her considerable administrative skills. Cassandra…

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Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com).

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The Pedee community actually has four houses being completed in the neighborhood this winter and spring.

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A neighbor wrote a wonderful tribute to Lloyd Tabor.

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Sadly, the 50+year-old Polk County Saddle-ites club has disbanded, as the group got smaller and smaller and no one was available to take on leadership positions.

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I have an excuse — last Thursday I was in the ER in Corvallis, where I was writing my column between EKGs and such.

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Lisa Bennett, daughter of Pete and LaVerne Bennett, flew to Germany to spend Christmas with her niece, Amanda and Jon Wilson and new great niece, Evie.

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Can you believe Christmas will be here next week?

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In Dec. 8, 1899, issue of the Polk County Observer, an ad for a Christmas Bazaar listed among its highlights: four booths with fancy art goods, Japanese goods, dolls, popcorn and much more.

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Eric and Rebekah Schwanke are back from their mission trip to Africa, and happy to be home.

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Thanksgiving was quieter than usual in Pedee, but interesting, for many of the neighbors this year.

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The Pedee Women’s Club holiday fair has come and gone and already the women are making plans for next year.

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The Pedee Tryoneers 4-H Club has finally gotten their act together and will have a meeting on this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the church.

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Jerry Mentzer was on the road again last week, taking Christmas trees to be shipped to far points.