Thursday, November 2, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: The city of Philomath has unveiled its plans for a Parade of Lights and we have all of the info on the Dec. 16 event. Also, state cross-country, girls soccer playoffs and a state title at the middle school level make up this week’s Warrior Watch column.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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New holiday season parade to light up Philomath in mid-December

City organizes the inaugural Parade of Lights and invites organizations, businesses and other groups to participate in the event that has been scheduled for Dec. 16

Local residents and those coming in from surrounding communities will have a new event to experience next month with the introduction of the Philomath Parade of Lights. The special event, […]

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Warrior Watch: State cross-country, girls soccer and middle school champions

The Class 4A cross-country meet this weekend in Eugene will have some interesting angles when it comes to Philomath High’s participation. For the girls, it […]

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Veterans Day middle school event set for Nov. 9

Philomath Middle School’s annual Veterans Day assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9 will feature U.S. Army Lt. Col. Thomas J. Clifford, a professor of military science […]

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Emergency notification system test planned for Saturday

Public safety officials plan to test the Linn-Benton Alert System at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office announced. Officials said the […]

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Enrollment in individual health insurance now open through mid-January

The tens of thousands of Oregonians who buy their own health insurance can now start shopping for the best plan for next year. Open enrollment […]

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Counties with the highest unemployment in Oregon

While today’s unemployment rates are significantly lower than the COVID-19 pandemic peak of 14.7% experienced in April 2020, the fear of job losses remains as […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, NOV. 2, 2023: Rainbow over Starker Forests land in the Wren vicinity. (Photo by Katie Isacksen)

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Philomath girls move on to 4A soccer quarterfinals

Keeping the pressure on was the name of the game Tuesday afternoon. Philomath pushed hard in the second half and kept the Molalla defense on […]

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Animal welfare, small-town water infrastructure on Gomberg’s mind

The Oregon Legislature plans to convene early next year and the Rep. David Gomberg, who represents Philomath as part of his district, said he’s allowed […]

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Gallery: PHS girls soccer vs. Molalla (Oct. 31, 2023)

A collection of images from Philomath High’s 3-1 girls soccer win over Molalla in the first round of the 4A playoffs Tuesday.

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Death Notice: Ray Charles Sytsma Jr. (1950-2023)

Ray Charles Sytsma Jr., 73, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at his home in Philomath, Oregon. The family is planning a service for summer 2024. […]

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Community Calendar

• Friday, Nov. 3: Omelet Dinner at College United Methodist Church, 5-7 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 3: Country Dance at Marys River Grange Hall, 7-10 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: Tag Sale at Ashbrook Independent School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: Ladies Guild of Peace Lutheran Church of Philomath Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: Philomath Frolic and Rodeo Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: PHS Cross-Country at Class 4A State Championships, 11:45 a.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: PHS Girls Soccer at Hidden Valley, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Nov. 5: Philomath Frolic and Rodeo Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.