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Pedee Homeschool COOP students will be presenting their first short play and open house on Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. at the church. Students have been learning about Native American culture through reading and hands-on activities.

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At the time of Oregon’s statehood in 1859, our pioneers made their own entertainment. There was no television, no radio, no internet. And many of the early Polk County pioneers didn’t read much.

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You can rest easier knowing that 15 people recently received first aid, CPR, and AED training from Marcia Gilson and hosted at Pedee Church. One of the goals of this training was to ensure that people were trained to use an AED (automatic external defibrillator) that Pedee Church recently ac…

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Community Calendar: A listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County (space available) 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 following article was written about 1971 by Alta Savage Cerny, of Dallas, and published in Volume II of “Historically Speaking” in August 1974.

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The Pedee Women’s Club is all set for their fabric sale this Saturday, Oct. 19. They had been given a substantial amount by a friend so they are selling it to help themselves and her out. The fabric is good quality and there are many large pieces, perfect for backing a quilt. In addition, He…

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MONMOUTH — Friday marks the start of the 43rd season of the Smith Fine Arts Series at Western Oregon University. All the shows are free to WOU students with ID.

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The Luckiamute Valley Charter School at Pedee is back in session for a new and exciting school year. They hit the ground running with Western Day, a fun day of food, dancing and getting to know each other. On Oct. 3, (this Thursday!) Pedee School will hold their fall open house from 5:30 to 6:30.

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Melanie Mae Williams born at Salem Hospital on Sept 11, 2019, at 3:55 p.m.

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On Oct. 8, 1852, Adam Wimple was hanged by the Polk County sheriff at Dallas. He was convicted of killing his wife, Mary Wimple, the previous Aug. 1.

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In spite of what the calendar says, summer is mostly gone and kids are back in school. Some of the Pedee crowd did do some interesting things before school started.

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Michael Elliott McCrae was born Aug. 27, 2019, to Paul and Jennifer McCrae, of Monmouth, in Salem Hospital.

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Pete and LaVerne Bennett had a good time in Grants Pass last week. They went on the dinner excursion on the Hellgate jet boat ride. The dinner was good and they had a great time, especially since the weather was not as hot as predicted. Pete even stopped (without LaVerne asking) at the quilt…

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INDEPENDENCE — Hop & Heritage returns to Independence on Saturday with a slightly different format. Music and brews are still center stage, but the area will not be blocked off as it was last year.

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I’m sad to report that Dorothy McBeth, 98, passed away on Aug. 19. She had been failing for several weeks now, but it’s still a shock. She was one of the first people I had met when I moved to Pedee 40 years ago. She’d belonged to the Pedee Women’s Club since she was a young woman and was a …

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MONMOUTH – Leading tours at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and interning for a congressman for the summer sounds like fun, right?

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INDEPENDENCE — The annual Community Fiesta is going to be hotter this year — they’ve added fire dancers and fireworks.

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INDEPENDENCE — Work crews are putting the finishing touches on the Independence Hotel this week.

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INDEPENDENCE — The inaugural Oregon Hop Run is set to race through Independence on Sept. 28. The new event offers both 5- and 10-kilometer options, and a free kids’ half-mile dash.

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RICKREALL — When Karissa Thompson started riding 10 months ago, she had no idea that she would participate in the 4-H Horse Show with her horse, Cole, at the Polk County Fair.

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POLK COUNTY — Communities throughout Polk County will be celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6.