Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: The Philomath City Council brought up things like housing, golf carts and pedestrian routes in last night’s discussion on its Strategic Plan. Also, we have the latest Police Log and Fire Calls, an obituary for Randy Rayburn and an upcoming Summit event.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Housing, golf carts, pedestrians, turf and trees on minds of councilors

Three months into the current fiscal year’s Strategic Plan, Philomath City Council approves handful of updates to the document’s objectives

Establishing a new housing committee, considering the possibility of driving golf carts around town, studying pedestrian connectivity, setting synthetic turf standards and coming up with a way to protect city […]

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Police Log: West Hills crash, hunter trespass, Wren Community Hall break-in on call list

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: Overdose death, other responses for local department

Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the media by Philomath Fire & Rescue: FRIDAY, NOV. 3 • No calls of public […]

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Obituary: Randy Alan Rayburn (1956-2023)

Randy Alan Rayburn (Dec. 2, 1956-Nov. 12, 2023) was born in Eureka, California, to Dwain and Darlene Rayburn and shortly after moved to Philomath. Randy […]

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Square Dance Basics event coming to Summit Grange

The Summit Grange will be the site of “Square Dance Basics” from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, organizers announced. The special event is for dancers […]

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Child care program faces potential $123 million shortfall and indefinite waiting list

A record number of Oregon families signed up for child care subsidies this year when eligibility was broadly expanded, but that has led to a […]

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Oregon water officials say permitting must change to keep tens of thousands of wells from going dry

The Oregon Water Resources Department must update its 68-year-old rules for permitting new wells or double down on regulating existing ones, department officials said.  If […]

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Best-performing Oregon stocks last week

Stacker compiled a list of the best-performing stocks in Oregon last week using data from IEX Cloud. Stocks are ranked by the highest percent price […]

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Philomath in Photos

TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 2023: A view of the redwood grove, donated by the PHS Class of 1956, at Marys River Park and Natural Area. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Three Things: Major film role, veterans and murder

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 […]

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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Thursday, Nov. 16: Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 16: Philomath School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 17: Square Dance Basics at Summit Grange, 7-9 p.m.