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The Dallas Public Library presents a Teen/Tween Interactive Movie May 20 at 5:30 p.m. This movie is about a search for some lost treasure and staff will be having some fun playing along with the movie, making some noise and serving some snacks. Ages 10-17 are welcome to come to this fun event.

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The Dallas Post Office is participating in the return of the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive May 14. Community members throughout the Dallas, Monmouth and Independence areas are asked to place bags of donated food by their mailbox. A week before the drive, residents will r…

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The city of Dallas Hometown Heroes Banner was initiated by the city as a way to honor and recognize Dallas’s armed forces members. To qualify, honorees must meet be a former or current resident of Dallas and must be serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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A public meeting for the Budget Committee of the West Valley Fire District, for Polk and Yamhill Counties, is at 6 p.m. May 19. The committee will discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. To attend in person, the meeting is at 825 NE Main St., in Willamina. To wa…

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Salem and areas surrounding the Willamette River may begin to see high water levels for this time of year. Low-lying trails and park areas along the Willamette River may be impacted as water levels increase over the next few days.

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The Dallas Downtown Association presents The Pivotal Moment: Turning the Page and Moving Forward at 6 p.m. May 4 at Chemeketa Community College, 1340 S.E. Holman Ave.

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The Polk County Tax Office reminds taxpayers who pay their property taxes in trimester payments that the third installment is due by Monday, May 16.

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The Dallas Post Office is participating in the return of the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive May 14. Community members throughout the Dallas, Monmouth and Independence areas are asked to place bags of donated food by their mailbox. A week before the drive, residents will r…

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The city of Dallas Hometown Heroes Banner was initiated by the city as a way to honor and recognize Dallas’s armed forces members. To qualify, honorees must meet be a former or current resident of Dallas and must be serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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The Polk County Republicans Women monthly meeting is May 5 at the Kingwood Bible Church, 1125 Elm St. NW, West Salem. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. with guest speakers at noon. This month’s guest speakers are Linda Farrington on schools and Right to Life.

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The City of Independence recently hired Gregorio Herrera as its newest full-time officer for the Independence Police Department. He was sworn in by Mayor John McArdle at the April 12 City Council meeting. Herrera first served the Independence Police Department in 2019 as a practicum student …

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The Dallas Garden Club presents In the Garden Faire from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 30 at Some Things, at 745 Main St., Dallas. There will be garden, crafts and fun, featuring 33 vendors. The money from the vendor fees will support youth gardening events and the Dallas City Park Japanese Garden.

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In partnership with the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Polk County Board of Commissioners and the Polk County Veterans Service Office invite the public to attend the designation of Polk County as an official Purple Heart County. All are welcome to attend this meaningful ceremony at …

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The Perrydale School District’s Budget Committee is hosting four public meetings to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. These meetings will be held at Perrydale School District in High School wing, 7445 Perrydale Road, in Amity.

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Tickets are on sale now for the Polk County Museum’s Mother’s Day Hi-Tea Luncheon at 1:30 p.m. May 7. Tickets, which promise access to lots of tasty food, are $22. While not required, attendees are encouraged to wear frilly clothing and hat. Guitar music will be provided by Greg Tacket.

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Marion and Polk counties are hosting an online health survey through April 22 for anyone who lives, works or plays in Marion or Polk County. The survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is available in four languages, and is completed online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/MarionPolkHealthSu…

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The cities of Monmouth and Independence are providing an opportunity for local non-profits to submit a youth recreation grant for the purpose of providing school recreation programming to K-12 youth residing within the Central School District 13J boundaries.

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On March 30, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police Northwest Region Drug Enforcement Team, served a search warrant in the 2100 block of Pioneer Road. During the execution of the search warrant an illegal indoor m…

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The Western Oregon University Board of Trustees’ Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) meets telephonically and electronically from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 6. The committee will receive updates from the University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) and the University Technology…

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The 2022 Central Lions Club Crab Feed returns April 30 from 4:30-7 p.m. The crab feed will be similar to last year. The Lions will be selling individual crab meals for take-out only at The Gate, 1501 Monmouth St. across from Central High School. Tickets are $40 per meal and include two crab …

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Polk County Public Health is asking residents to provide feedback to guide the future of the program by participating in the 2022 Marion and Polk County Community Health Survey. Take a 15-minute survey to help inform the Marion-Polk Community Improvement Plan (CHIP). The survey is available …

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Unlike general season hunts where anyone can buy a tag over-the-counter, controlled hunts are limited entry hunts that require you to apply in advance for the opportunity to draw a tag in a random computerized drawing. Much of Oregon’s rifle deer and elk hunting is limited entry—along with a…

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Local country band 99West performs at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Dallas Events Center, 939 Main St. The performance is free but the band will accept donations.

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The Polk County Republican Women’s Club is hosting political candidates at their monthly meeting Wednesday, April 7 at the Kingwood Bible Church’s Fireside Room, at 1125 Elm St. N.W. in West Salem. Social time starts at 11;15 a.m. with guest speakers starting their presentations at 11:45 a.m…

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers to help with some programs inside the jail. They are seeking volunteers for their men’s Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous programs and their church services. Due to COVID, the PCSO volunteer ranks are down and, but PCSO wa…