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Eric and Rebekah Schwanke reported that with your help, they provided over $16,000 to help feed starving people in Dukana, Kenya. People that were hungry came and were able to eat a simple breakfast and participate in a Bible study. It started with just a handful of people and now there are …

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Christmas comes around so fast — and goes so fast! I wish we celebrated the 12 Days of Christmas (ending Jan. 6) like the Germans and other countries do. On the other hand, my tree needed to come down.

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The Pedee Women’s Club had their last meeting and potluck of the year, since both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Wednesday. It was a festive affair with 30 people attending, including four guests from the area. Audrey Beyerle Warburton came from the Smithfield community beyond Dallas…

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There was a big event at Independence on Saturday, Oct. 13, 1945. Not as big as the end of World War II celebrated only a few weeks before. But big enough.

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LaVerne Bennett and her friend Teresa O’Neill recently visited LaVerne’s granddaughter Amanda, and Jon Wilson and their daughter Evie in Germany. While they were there, Evie celebrated her first birthday, a miracle since Evie started life at 13 ounces. While there, LaVerne and Teresa took th…

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MONMOUTH — Award-winning musician Kiran Ahluwalia, 53, will take the stage on Saturday for Western Oregon University’s Smith Fine Arts series.

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“QueenMum” celebrates her 100th. The family of Dorothy Applegate, of Dallas, will be hosting an informal afternoon of friends, family and memories on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 2 until 6 p.m.

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The Luckiamute Charter School students, parents, teachers, and friends were thrilled with a presentation from Portland Opera To Go on Oct. 15. Actors taught a classroom segment to grades four through eight, then treated the kids to a live performance of excerpts from La Boheme. The Pedee Sch…

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The first white settler of Polk County traveled by horse and wagon. Heavy goods were carried by river boats.Starting in the late 1870s, railroads began to extend into the county. Over the intervening years, there were six railroads that spanned the county in one way or another.They were:The …

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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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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.