Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: This week’s Warrior Watch column reports on all-conference girls soccer and all-district football as well as a rundown on fall basketball. Also, we have an obituary for local native Joyce Mahr, who passed away last month.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Warrior Watch: Girls soccer, football honors and fall basketball

Grimmer, Phelps earn top awards in girls soccer; Nuno makes 1st team both ways in football; and local team fares well in fall basketball tournaments

Postseason recognition is starting to roll in with girls soccer and football released over the past week. Philomath High has good representation on both of those teams, which are compiled […]

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Obituary: Joyce Marie Mahr (1953-2023)

Joyce Marie Mahr passed away on Oct. 12, 2023, with her family by her side. A brave woman that chose her perfect ending to her […]

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Christmas tree permits available from Siuslaw National Forest

Christmas tree permits are now available for purchase from the Siuslaw National Forest and will be offered through Dec. 31, officials announced. To purchase a […]

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BCSO getting ready for Shop With a Cop

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its 29th annual Shop with a Cop this holiday season, the law enforcement agency announced. Through collaborative efforts […]

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Report: Oregon election offices are underfunded, understaffed heading into 2024

Local election offices throughout Oregon are understaffed and underfunded headed into the 2024 presidential election cycle, according to a “grim” report presented to state lawmakers […]

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Health authority warns of uptick in cases of mpox, formerly known as monkeypox

Last June, when COVID was still raging, Oregon health officials warned the public about the state’s first case of monkeypox, now known as mpox. Cases […]

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10 furniture pieces that have gone extinct in the modern era

For as long as humans have had the desire to put down roots and build a home, there has also been the need to furnish […]

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Philomath in Photos

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 2023: Mike McDonough of DRTR plays during a recent gig at Vinwood Taphouse. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Police Log: Crashes, couches and more in latest list of law-enforcement responses

A rundown of recent responses from the Philomath Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office along with a list of highway fatalities from around the […]

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Fire Calls: Busy call list includes extinguishing illegal burn behind residence

A rundown of recent Philomath Fire & Rescue fire and medical calls include a crash into a power pole and an illegal burn pile behind […]

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Law enforcement seeking help with poaching case

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is investigating the taking of an elk near the Benton County and Lincoln County border late last […]

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Basketball skills camp at PHS set for Friday

Philomath High School’s annual basketball skills camp for boys and girls in grades 3-8 will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in the […]

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Community Calendar

• Wednesday, Nov. 8: Philomath Bluegrass Workshop and Jam, 7-10 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 9: Philomath Middle School Veterans Day Assembly, 8:10 a.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 9: Philomath High School Veterans Day Assembly, 11:30 a.m.
• Friday, Nov. 10: Bingo at the Grange, 6-8:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 11: Benton County Genealogical Society Program, 11 a.m.
• Monday, Nov. 13: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Monday, Nov. 13: Philomath Fire & Rescue Board of Directors Meeting, 3 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 13: Philomath City Council Meeting (and “Veterans Day Reflections,” 7 p.m.