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Independence to host Day of the Dead event on Nov. 2

The city of Independence, in association with the Independence Public Library and the Ash Creek Arts Center, will hold a Day of the Dead event Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library, 175 Monmouth St., Independence.

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Wisteria gets clipped twice a year

Wisteria delivers a beautiful spring display, but this vigorous vine needs plenty of pruning to keep it from swallowing the garden.

MI TOWN

Mother Nature seemed to go out of her way last Thursday to bring more than her share of rain and wind and wet leaves everywhere, but even that didn’t dampen the spirits — or the appetites —of everyone who came to the Monmouth Senior Center’s soup and pie sale.

PEDEE NEWS

Congratulations to Jenny Mellein, who graduated on Oct. 13 from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Accelerated Nursing program.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Community notebook for Oct. 25

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community calendar for Oct. 25

LIBRARY CALENDAR

Library calendar for Oct. 25

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Community notebook for Oct. 18

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public.

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Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring

In fall, gardeners settle bulbs under a blanket of soil and wait for spring to watch them flaunt their beauty.

MI TOWN

The late President Lyndon Baines Johnson once said that people you could go to the well with were treasures above everything else.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Community notebook for Oct. 11.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community calendar for Oct. 11.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

These Polk County groups would welcome individuals who have time or expertise to volunteer.

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Dirty your hands and feed your brain

Kris LaMar and Barb Cary live at opposite ends of state and have never met, but they’ve got a lot in common. Both women are up to their trowels as Master Gardeners.