Saturday, November 11, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: This week’s Three Things column takes a look at a rural Benton County resident’s role in a major motion picture, special presentations related to Veterans Day at the city and county levels and news about the second-degree murder conviction of a Blodgett man. Plus, read about what will be on the agenda at the Nov. 13 fire district board and City Council meetings.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Three Things: Major film role, veterans and murder

Benton County resident appears in ‘Rustin’; special presentation set for council meeting; and Blodgett man convicted for killing woman in Albany

When “Rustin” hit theaters late last week, Christopher Anglim joined other moviegoers at the Avalon Theatre in Chevy Chase, Maryland, to catch the major motion picture directed by George C. […]

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More News

City attorney, prosecutor hiring on council’s Nov. 13 agenda

The Philomath City Council plans to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at City Hall with an agenda that includes a continued discussion and […]

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Philomath Fire and Rescue board to meet Monday afternoon

The Philomath Fire and Rescue Board of Directors plan to meet at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at Station 201 with an agenda that includes […]

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Study: Nearly half of people using opioids in rural areas were recently incarcerated

Almost half of people in rural areas who use illicit drugs were in prison or jail in the last six months, according to a new […]

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These are the most (and least) stolen cars as of 2023

Using information from the Highway Loss Data Institute of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the years 2020-2022, Way.com compiled a list of the […]

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Philomath in Photos

SATURDAY, NOV. 11, 2023: Fall scene at Philomath City Park. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Progress seen at site of veterans park in Philomath

While the nation pays tribute Nov. 11 to America’s soldiers in recognition of Veterans Day, the construction of a special park dedicated to those who […]

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Love of Learning: A veteran’s insight on the Honor Flight experience

Love of Learning column: The Honor Flight program flies veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam to Washington, D.C. Here is the story of […]

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Mount Union Stories: James P. McGee (1849-1906)

In this week’s Mount Union Stories, read the obituary for James P. McBee, who died at age 58 a week after lifting a heavy object […]

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Children’s literacy volunteers needed in schools

SMART Reading, a statewide children’s literacy nonprofit, is seeking volunteers in Philomath, the organization announced. SMART Reading provides support for young readers such as individualized […]

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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Wednesday, Nov. 15: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 15: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 15: Wednesday Noon Book Club at the Library, noon
• Wednesday, Nov. 15: Dementia Warriors Support Group Meeting, 2:30-4 p.m.