VOLUME 4, NUMBER 242
Thursday, November 9, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: We have coverage from this morning’s Veterans Day assembly at the middle school with a story and gallery. Also, a 72-year-old woman driving from Riddle to the coast got off course early Thursday and ended up stranded in a drainage ditch in the Mary’s River Estates vicinity. Plus, good news for PHRED and Rep. David Gomberg makes an announcement.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor


Top Stories

Philomath youth pause to celebrate community’s veterans

Traditional event at Philomath Middle School features patriotic moments through choir, band and guest speaker

In a patriotic presentation in Philomath Middle School’s gymnasium Thursday morning, students, staff and visitors listened to a guest speaker who touched on his own inspirational family history in the […]

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Disoriented driver stranded in drainage ditch near Philomath

Motorist headed to Depot Bay somehow ended up in Mary’s River Estates vicinity and wasn’t able to call for help

A 72-year-old woman driving from Riddle to Depot Bay ventured off course somehow and ended up stuck in a Mary’s River Estates area drainage ditch early Thursday, the Benton County […]

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More News

Gallery: Veterans Day Assembly at Philomath Middle School (Nov. 9, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath Middle School’s Veterans Day assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023.

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Gomberg files for reelection in House District 10

State Rep. David Gomberg filed for reelection in House District 10, the longtime representative announced Thursday. “I’m deeply concerned about the state of politics today,” […]

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Pioneer Connect endorses $4,980 grant to PHRED

Philomath High Robotics and Engineering Division will receive a $4,980 grant, Pioneer Connect announced this week. The Foundation for Rural Service, the philanthropic arm of […]

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New drug to protect young children from common respiratory infection in short supply

A medication approved this summer to protect infants from a common respiratory virus is in short supply, prompting Oregon health officials to advise parents on […]

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Oregon community mental health providers are squeezed for resources

Patients are entering and exiting Oregon State Hospital at a quicker rate than before to meet court-ordered deadlines on mental health treatment so they can […]

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People from these metros are looking to buy homes in Corvallis

Home prices are largely starting to normalize across the country, but remain high even as the number of homes for sale continues to decline. Record-high […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 2023: The American flag flies high above a Philomath Fire and Rescue engine at the middle school. (Photo by Philomath Fire and Rescue)

In Case You Missed It …

Warrior Watch: Girls soccer, football honors and fall basketball

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Tuesday, Nov. 14: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, 11 a.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 14: Community Meal, 6 p.m.