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The Philomath City Council on Friday voted to direct $$324,024 in over-budget construction costs for the Downtown Safety and Streetscapes Project. (File photo by Canda Fuqua/Philomath News)

Streetscapes project clears latest financial hurdle

In an emergency meeting Friday, Philomath City Council OKs request to pay $324,024 for its share of construction budget overages

The Philomath City Council reaffirmed its commitment to the Downtown Safety and Streetscapes Project on Friday evening with unanimous approval of the city’s portion of a $2.5 million budget overrun on construction costs. The Oregon Department of Transportation will pay $2.2 million of the amount over the estimated construction budget with Philomath committed to paying $326,024. The construction portion of the project had been projected at about $11.5 million and the low bidder came in at nearly $14 million. ODOT…

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Students that are members of one of the country’s 574 federally recognized tribal nations can go to Oregon State University paying in-state tuition rates. (File photo by Oregon State University)

Brad’s Blog: Tribal members from anywhere can go to OSU paying in-state tuition

The new program can benefit students whose descendants were among those forcibly removed from their traditional homelands

Students that are members of one of the country’s 574 federally recognized tribal nations can go to Oregon State University paying in-state tuition rates — a significant savings for those individuals. The new rates, which cover all for-credit courses, go into effect beginning with the fall term. Along with new…

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Quilts from Caring Hands volunteers are busy in the group’s workroom at Philomath Scout Lodge on a recent Wednesday this summer. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Quilters share passion for providing ‘fabric hug’

Quilts from Caring Hands, which meets Wednesdays in Philomath, has been providing comfort to at-risk children for more than 30 years

In a darkened bedroom in Albany, a baby girl born to a drug-addicted mother and experiencing withdrawal lies in her crib. Over in Philomath, a preteen feels the weight of the world coming down after going through the emotional ordeal of moving in with a foster family. And up in…

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The OSAA and OAOA are seeking game officials for fall sports. (Photo by George Peters/Getty Images via Canva)

State associations seeking officials for fall sports

Online registration available for those interested in officiating football, volleyball and soccer

The Oregon Athletic Officials Association and the Oregon School Activities Association are recruiting officials for the high school fall sports seasons, the organizations announced. Officials report an immediate need for officials in football, volleyball and…

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By Kevin Ahern
Cheers
Inside my garden
It’s plain to see
The carrots are all
Rooting for me

Out Standing in His Field
The scarecrow now
Has reached his goal
Favorable ratings
In a straw poll
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
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• Aug. 27: Amazing Grange Day (Marys River Grange Hall)
• Sept. 11: Benton County Public Safety Chili Cook-Off (Skirvin Park)
• Sept. 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day (Marys River Grange Hall)
• Oct. 8: Lilly’s Lope for Hope (Philomath City Park)
• Oct. 8-9: Harvest Feed (Marys River Grange Hall)
• Oct. 15: Philomath Fire & Rescue Open House (Station 201)