Thursday, October 26, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: The Philomath chamber’s annual Trunk or Treat event is coming up on the afternoon of Halloween and we have a preview. Also, this week’s Warrior Watch column features all-conference volleyball, playoff previews and possibilities and cross-country news, including a nice honor for the head coach. Plus, if you want to learn about mushrooms, check out what will be going on at Beazell on Nov. 5.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Trunk-or-Treaters get ready to descend on downtown Philomath

Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual event runs from 3-5 p.m. on Halloween

The downtown area may seem congested with the ongoing streetscapes project but it won’t stop the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce from spotlighting its businesses and handing out candy to […]

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Warrior Watch: All-OWC volleyball, state playoffs and cross-country

The Stanley sisters make 1st team all-conference; a look at the playoff picture; cross-country districts; and recognition for coach

The Oregon West’s all-conference volleyball team released Wednesday features the rare instance of two sisters making the first team — and yes, they’re from Philomath. Senior Clara Stanley and freshman […]

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More News

Mushroom Day at Beazell coming Nov. 5

A program that provides an introductory exploration of Pacific Northwest mushrooms is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 5, at Beazell Memorial Forest, organizers announced. The program, […]

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Student absenteeism high as Oregon districts attempt to normalize going to school every day

Oregon students appear to be making some progress, but state and local education leaders are concerned about high absentee rates amid new data showing a […]

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Oregon Supreme Court will hear lawsuit from Senate Republicans who walked out

A group of Senate Republicans who want to run for re-election despite running afoul of a voter-approved law meant to curb legislative walkouts will get […]

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How the pandemic impacted what public schools in every state spend

As a result of federal COVID-19 school relief funding amounting to $192 billion, spending to support public school teachers and students increased. At the same […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 2023: Halloween light display on Jeffrey Place. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Council OKs $50K-plus in funding to various organizations

The Philomath City Council approved the distribution of a combined $51,452 in social services funding, utility assistance and transient lodging allocations to 11 organizations during […]

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PHS boys soccer team comes up just short against conference champions

Facing the Oregon West Conference champion and one of the teams expected to make a run for the Class 4A state title, the Philomath High […]

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Philomath girls head into playoffs as No. 5 seed

The Philomath High School girls soccer team ended the regular season with an 8-0 mercy-rule victory at Stayton Tuesday and will now prepare for the […]

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Veterans, community invited to PHS program on Nov. 9

Philomath High School will host a Veterans Day event Thursday, Nov. 9 and invites veterans and the community to attend. The special assembly is scheduled […]

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Community Calendar

• Friday, Oct. 27: PHS Football vs. Sweet Home, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 28: PHS Cross-Country at Oregon West Conference Championships, 11:15 a.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 28: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 28: PHS Volleyball at Crook County, 5:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 29: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.