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MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — All out-of-district enrollment is closed for Central School District.

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DALLAS — Jump Start and Ready for Kindergarten, two kindergarten transition programs in Dallas School District, has helped 45 students and 25 families get ready for the first year of school.

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POLK COUNTY — The state anticipates subpoenaing approximately 38 witnesses for the trial of Quinlyn Reed Harden, which is scheduled for Oct. 8.

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MONMOUTH — Expect delays and detours as construction continues on OR 99W through the city of Monmouth.

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INDEPENDENCE — Eric Dale Hedrick, 47, of Independence, was arrested on Feb. 13 for first-degree theft, six counts of second-degree theft, 10 counts of aggravated identity theft, five counts of identity theft, first-degree forgery, and 64 counts of second-degree forgery.

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DALLAS — The deadline to file an appeal in the city of Dallas’ approval of the Mint Valley Paper facility was Friday and no one filed an appeal.

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State seeks volunteers to help vets

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The Siletz Tribal Charitable Fund gave the weekly Falls City Produce Giveaway a $1,400 grant for fuel to transport the produce from Marion-Polk Food Share in Salem to Mountain Gospel Church in Falls City.

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Western Oregon University Behavioral Sciences Division is hosting a seminar about the myths and realities of one particular aspect of the sex abuse issue (convicted offenders) and consider how it pertains to the larger realm of sex abuse (offenders not reported or convicted).

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Oregon’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in July, which was Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976.

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The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training will graduate its 378th Basic Police Class at 11 a.m. on June 8.

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On Sunday at around 4:30 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 223 near Dallas.

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MAK Grills’ Whiskey Grillin’ Sauce placed second in the mild tomato category at the 2018 American Royal Sauce Contest, the largest sauce contest on the planet.

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The annual Community Cleanup for Monmouth and Independence will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in Riverview Park and throughout the towns.

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Oregon Main Street has accepted the Dallas Downtown Association at the Transforming Downtown level of Oregon Main Street.

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Local Civil War re-enactor Mark Stevens, from Company B of the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry will discuss the history of The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War with personal stories about some of these Civil War heroes.

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Travel Oregon announced that eight projects have been awarded a total of $184,200 in grant funding through the Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program.

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Oregon Housing and Community Services announced foreclosure two foreclosure prevention program, “Home Rescue” and “Loan Preservation Assistance” are available to Polk County residents.

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Roger Jordan Community Park is up against two other parks in Oregon to receive all-access playground equipment from the Moda Assist Program.

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Oregon Impact, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, awarded the Independence Police Department funding for 100 officer overtime hours for the next calendar year.