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Shelf Awareness: Unexpected great reads — Cooking and gardening books

Several months ago, I wrote about my reading goals for the year. Now that we’re halfway through the calendar I thought I would update...
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On the Beat: Normal returns just in time for Frolic & Rodeo

This could turn out to be one of the most memorable rodeo summers ever in Philomath. First, several other rodeos in the region chose to...
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On the Beat: PHS football coach provides insight on what to expect

The numbers need to get better. And although final scores, season records and statistics might come to mind, it’s participation numbers on the mind...
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Love of Learning: Who puts up all the flags on federal holidays in Philomath?

On the early morning of each federal holiday, a handful of dedicated volunteers meet at Philomath Fire & Rescue to pull out American flags...
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On the Beat: Graduation highlights, Sage Kramer and North 19th activity

Graduation ceremonies never get old. I’ve lost count exactly how many I’ve covered as a reporter through the years, although I’ve now been to...
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Shelf Awareness: Summer at Your Library program returns

It’s that time of year again — summer is coming! June 1 marks the first day of our “Summer at Your Library” program. Every...
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On the Beat: A debate over state title recognition, banners

The state championship banners on display in Philomath High School’s main gym represent the best in the long history of Warriors athletics. Fans will glance...
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Letter: Encouraging a vote for Kurfman

Letter to the editor. I am going to be voting for Ms. Abigail Kurfmann.
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On the Beat: Organ donation bill, helping wildfire victims, quilting group

This week’s On the Beat column by the publisher focuses on an interesting bill going through the Legislature that’s sponsored by Rep. Dan Rayfield, who worked with a student to create the policy concept. House Bill 3234 creates standards for organ donation education in Oregon high schools.
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Love of Learning: A salute to our citizen soldiers

Philomath is often nicknamed the “City of Volunteers.” When things need to be done around here, people always seem to step up, pitch in and help out. This month, in recognition of Armed Forces Day, Love of Learning wants to honor a few of the citizen-soldiers from Philomath who are “Always Ready, Always There” and proudly serve in the Oregon Army National Guard.
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