Volume 3, Number 185

Good Morning. It’s Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Latest …

PHS senior Cole Beardsley’s chocolate peanut butter pie brought in the biggest bid of the evening at $650. (Photo by Pepper Borton/Philomath News)

Parade of pies bring in important funds to boys basketball

Players and their moms see their sweet creations in the kitchen turn into a fun way to help cover a season’s expenses

Any way you slice it, the Philomath High boys basketball program came up as the big winners on Tuesday night at its annual pie auction fundraiser. Warriors senior Cole Beardsley’s chocolate peanut butter pie brought in the evening’s highest bid at $650. As it turned out, his grandparents will be writing the check to keep […]

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Gallery: PHS boys basketball pie auction (Nov. 22, 2022)

A collection of photos from the Philomath High School boys basketball team’s pie auction fundraiser on Tuesday.

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Letter: Philomath, the future is in our hands now

To the Editor: Dear Philomath — you are doing it wrong. If you want to pave over and destroy your beautiful valley, keep doing what […]

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Oregon gun group sues over gun-control law as sheriffs vow not to enforce it

Oregon’s new voter-approved gun law is facing its first legal challenge as a number of county sheriffs have pledged not to enforce it.  Voters earlier […]

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Gov. Brown pardons marijuana possession convictions for about 45,000 people

With just over a month left in her term, Gov. Kate Brown has issued a sweeping pardon for Oregonians convicted of possessing a small amount […]

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States scammed out of the most money

Maybe it was the idea of getting rich in a brand-new investment scheme that got you; maybe it was hearing that your grandson was stuck […]

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Philomath in Photos

TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2022: Oak tree by Clemens Primary School. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Fifteen years after the couplet brought down a beloved tree, another one comes to mind

It’s been more than 15 years since the 105-foot giant sequoia at 19th and Main streets came down as work got started on the Oregon […]

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School district still looking for Budget Committee volunteer

The Philomath School District is seeking a community volunteer to fill one seat that remains vacant on its Budget Committee. The deadline to apply with […]

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Fire & Rescue Calls: Nov. 11-17, 2022

A rundown of Philomath Fire & Rescue fire and medical calls for the period of Nov. 11-17.

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Oregon gun group sues over gun-control law as sheriffs vow not to enforce it

Oregon’s new voter-approved gun law is facing its first legal challenge as a number of county sheriffs have pledged not to enforce it.  Voters earlier […]

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Community Calendar

• Wednesday, Nov. 23: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 23: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Monday, Nov. 28: Philomath City Council Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 28: Kings Valley Charter School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 29: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 29: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Nov. 29: Philomath Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 29: Philomath Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, 6 p.m.

Brad Fuqua

Brad Fuqua, Philomath News

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.