Friday, September 13, 2013
SCHOOL NOTES Perrydale FFA will host Corn Feed on Thursday PERRYDALE -- After a one-year absence, Perrydale FFA's Corn Feed is back and ready to serve up all the corn you can eat.In addition to unlimited corn, sausage, watermelon and apple crisp are on the menu at the event taking place Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Perrydale School, 7445 Perrydale Road.Family-friendly games are on tap as well, including "doughnut on a string," in which players race to be the first to eat a doughnut dangling from a string without using their hands, a contest to guess the number of candy corns in a jar, and -- what else? -- a corn-eating contest.Proceeds will go toward helping pay for Perrydale FFA's trip to the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 30-Nov. 2.Admission is $3 for students and children ages 5 and younger, $6 for those ages 6 and older, $10 per couple and $20 per family.For more information: Perrydale School, 503-623-2040. Event scheduled for new Western Oregon students MONMOUTH -- A "new student feed" for incoming Western Oregon University students will take place Sept. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in The Grove area on the WOU campus.The event is hosted by the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce and the Monmouth Business Association. It is an opportunity to welcome new students to WOU with free food and a chance for the students to learn about businesses and services in the community.More than 800 freshmen and transfer students are expected to arrive to campus next week for Western's New Student Week.Any local business, service provider or organization may participate in the event as a vendor. Cost is $30 for chamber members and $60 for nonmembers. Vendor application deadline is Wednesday (today).For more information: 503-838-4268; email to email@example.com; www.micc-or.org. ACADEMIC HONORS Polk students make OSU summer term honor roll CORVALLIS -- Two Polk County residents qualified for inclusion on the 2013 summer term scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. They are: Priscilla N. Hale, sr., animal sciences, from Dallas; and Connie J. Karr, sr., agricultural sciences, from Independence. Students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and carry at least 12 graded hours of course work to qualify.