News for Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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Bridge subject of celebration

POLK COUNTY - Friends of Ritner Creek Bridge are inviting everyone who loves the bridge to share in celebrating its restoration from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

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Faith Christian plans celebration

DALLAS - When Nadine Garber agreed to help continue Faith Evangelical Free Church's fledgling preschool in 1983, she had no idea that 25 years later she'd be celebrating the anniversary of a school that has educated more than 1,000 students.

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Dallas school officials will seek voters' help

DALLAS - Dallas School District officials on April 24 said they need $2.9 million in repairs and upgrades and a new high school. They hope to convince voters to approve funding those items with a bonded tax levy that may be on the November ballot.

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Dallas woman to swim 10,000 yards for Relay for Life

DALLAS - It's one thing to challenge yourself. But when that challenge involves swimming 10,000 yards - nearly six miles - to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Polk County, one wonders who would do such a thing.

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MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Thursday is the first day of May ... and not a moment too soon for most of us in MI Town. April showers are one thing, but we've grown tired of snowflakes piling up on the deck and the daily downpours. It's time we were able to get out to tend our flowers and lawns.

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Business Notebook

Nicassio is promoted - Matt Nicassio has been promoted to banking center supervisor at the Monmouth branch of Oregon First Community Credit Union. Nicassio, a longtime resident of Monmouth, is a graduate of Oregon State University. Oregon First, established in 1957, has 21 offices throughout Oregon.

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4/30 Editorials

*Dallas faces tough budget decisions* May primary election worthy of your time

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Monmouth Senior Center plans on hold

MONMOUTH - A proposed expansion of the Monmouth Senior Center has hit a stumbling block in the form of age and residency provisions connected to potential funding from the Oregon Community Development Department.

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City, students interact at CHS

INDEPENDENCE - A crowd had gathered on the bleachers inside the Central High School gymnasium the morning of April 22, not for a game or pep rally, but a lesson in civics.

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Senate hopefuls seek support

MONMOUTH - Four of the candidates vying for one of Oregon's U.S. Senate seats pleaded their cases for public support during a forum at Western Oregon University on April 24.

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Full Circle: Deb Darr

Question: I am eager to plant my flowering sweet peas now that the cold seems to be gone. In the past I have used wire or twine. The problem with the wire is the vines started to die, which I think was caused by the wire getting too hot. And the twine became stretched out once it got damp. Is there another material I can use to string my flowering vine sweet peas?

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It's a Celebration of Faith

The community is invited to the Faith Christian School's annual dinner auction. It opens for registration at 5 p.m. Friday. Dinner at 6 p.m. includes chicken and homemade side dishes and desserts.

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Public Agenda

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or e-mail (kholland@eaglenewspapers.com).

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4/30 Community Calendar

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 the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or e-mail (kholland@eaglenewspapers.com).

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Pedee News: Nola Womer

Snow in April. Yes, enough to make the ground white if you were up in time to see it on April 20. It was all gone by church time in Pedee.

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4/30 Letters to the editor

*It's time to bring our troops home*Early immigrants got little help*Butterfield has what it takes*Clinton is best choice for Dems*Fagan's leadership a strong attribute*Felton has needed experience for job*WWII veterans deserve our thanks*Longtime resident ready to serve*Former president best of the best*Felton has plan for DA office

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Lady Knights zap Lightning twice

UNION GAP - Pounding out 20 hits yesterday afternoon, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team swept a non-league doubleheader from the LaSalle Lightning, 10-9 and 7-4.

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Grizzlies win District tourney tune-up

YAKIMA - Resting most of his starters for this coming Friday's District game, Sunnyside Coach Juan Pineda got a chance to see his younger players in action Tuesday night as the Grizzlies beat Davis 2-1.

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Obituaries

Death notices for Christopher Merrill, Dwight Kelley and Glen Reese

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