Thursday, October 19, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: The 10th annual Lilly’s Lope for Hope is coming up Saturday morning and we have a preview. Plus, the latest Warriors Watch column takes a look at how Philomath’s teams are looking for the playoffs along with an update on the cross-country teams. And if you missed the story yesterday, give the Philomath Open Studios feature a read.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Lilly’s Lope for Hope marks its 10th year in Philomath

Old Mill Center takes over as organizer to continue the vision established by the fundraising event’s founder

Ten years following the death of 14-year-old Philomath High freshman Lilly Stagner, the mission of raising awareness about youth suicide and eliminating the stigma of receiving mental health services continues […]

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Warrior Watch: Fall sports playoff chances, cross-country update

Philomath High’s girls soccer and volleyball teams will both make the playoffs; cross-country getting ready to host conference meet

Philomath High’s soccer and volleyball teams will play their final regular-season games Thursday and Tuesday and then wait to see how the postseason picture shakes out. The Warriors are sitting […]

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More News

ODF officially ends fire season

With temperatures cooling and widespread rain, all Oregon Department of Forestry protection districts have terminated fire season restrictions. So far in 2023, the agency reports […]

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Samaritan implements visitor restrictions in birthing units

Samaritan Health Services announced Thursday that to protect patients and reduce exposure of respiratory viruses circulating in the community, visitor restrictions are now in place […]

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Unusual deaths of hundreds of West Coast gray whales linked to lack of Arctic ice

The deaths of more than 700 West Coast gray whales since 2019 is likely the result of low food supplies caused by a lack of […]

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Low-income families receiving last federal allotment of emergency food money for children

Oregon officials are doling out the last of extra pandemic-related food benefits to low-income families with young children. About 73,000 households will receive a lump […]

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As touchscreens everywhere prompt for tips, consumers feel fatigue — and frustration

Suffering from tipping fatigue? You’re not alone, according to a recent Experian survey of over a thousand consumers. Experian found that while consumers by and […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, OCT. 19, 2023: Pumpkins decorate a rock wall up on Melville Crescent. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Annual art tour all about making connections

For artists on the Philomath Open Studios Tour, talking about their work and making connections is just as important as selling art during the event. […]

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Philomath girls overpower North Marion in soccer clash

Philomath scored 45 seconds into the game, senior Kamilla Grimmer had a four-goal performance and the team’s defense stifled a North Marion squad capable of […]

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Philomath takes sweet volleyball victory on the road

Philomath High School’s volleyball team secured a key road victory in the Oregon West Tuesday night with a four-set victory over Sweet Home that included […]

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North Marion able to hold off Philomath in boys soccer, 3-1

Down 2-1 as the midway point of the second half approached Tuesday at North Marion, Philomath High’s boys soccer team couldn’t do much to stop […]

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Community Calendar

• Thursday, Oct. 19: PHS Girls Soccer vs. Sweet Home, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 19: PHS Boys Soccer at Sweet Home, 6 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 20: Preschool Science at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Friday, Oct. 20: PHS Football at Klamath Union, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 21: First Aid/CPR/AED Class at Philomath Fire & Rescue, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 21: Lilly’s Lope for Hope, 9 a.m. (5K begins at 10 a.m.)
• Saturday, Oct. 21: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 22: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 22: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.