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Guest Viewpoint: The Marys River Park covenant

The City of Philomath is currently planning to use Marys River Park for the new water treatment plant construction, not the previously dedicated public...
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Love of Learning: Family, friends celebrate Fran Gerding’s 100th birthday

It was a crisp and cool Saturday morning. Sun rays were peeking through large fir trees and bringing out the bright, beautiful colors of...
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Shelf Awareness: Was the book really better?

This month I have been mulling over a very serious debate that has been raging for decades: which is better, the book or the...
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On the Beat: Running for fun, health and pumpkins in Kings Valley

Running on a dirt road alongside cotton fields and irrigation ditches with the heat of the day beating down, my brush with cross-country during...
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Shelf Awareness: Collection spotlight — e-resources, databases for research

Now that school is back in full swing, it’s time to become acquainted with all of the great educational resources available through the library....
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Letter: Hold politicians accountable to cope with climate change and protect common good

To the Editor: Climate change will have irrevocable effects on our infrastructure, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. Oregonians experienced record-breaking temperatures that warped buildings,...
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On the Beat: PHS bucking national trend with dropout rates

This past spring, the National Dropout Prevention Center issued a report that included dire predictions in connection with the ongoing pandemic. “As schools return to...
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Love of Learning: Oregon loves New York

It is hard to believe that next week will be the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The hijackings of four commercial airliners and...
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Shelf Awareness: All about KidLit — it’s not just for children

As we head into another school year, many parents may be returning to nightly rituals of reading with their children. In this month’s column...
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On the Beat: Grange, charity softball, acronym and health clinic

Not one who frequents garage sales or rummage sales, I had no idea what to offer for the child’s table and two small chairs...
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